More than 100 college students nationwide were selected for the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge’s third annual Student Voting Honor Roll, including two City Colleges students.

Harold Washington College student Naina Pandhare and Olive-Harvey College student Levitica Crawford were named to ALL IN’s Student Voting Honor Roll. Students who made the list were recognized for going above beyond to advance nonpartisan student voter registration, education, and turnout efforts in their communities.

Students like Naina and Levitica were a driving force in getting their campuses registered and to the ballot box in 2023. They helped their peers make their voices heard on critical ballot measures and local and state races. Naina and Levitica join a group of honorees that spans 36 states, 20 community colleges, 20 Hispanic-Serving Institutions, eight Historically Black Colleges & Universities, and seven Asian American Native American Pacific Island Serving Institutions.

Naina Pandhare

Naina, an elementary education student, is especially proud of a tri-fold she created to promote the Citizens Campaign course. She also participated in a lot of tabling where she discussed the importance of civic engagement, distributed flyers, and helped register voters.

“It’s essential because it helps students become active and informed citizens who contribute positively to their communities,” Naina said. “By engaging in civic activities, students can develop thinking skills, empathy, and a sense of responsibility towards society.”

ALL IN works to improve civic learning, political engagement, and voter participation on more than 1,000 campuses nationwide enrolling more than 10 million students in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

In late 2022, five City Colleges were named to ALL IN’s inaugural list of the Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting. Harold Washington College, Truman College, Kennedy-King College, Olive-Harvey College, and Wright College received the recognition as the result of their work to develop and submit a democratic engagement action plan to ALL IN, among other efforts. The same five colleges were also recognized on Washington Monthly’s list of “Best Colleges for Student Voting” based on a “repeated commitment to increasing student voting.”