The Andrew Goodman Foundation
At the University of Utah
The Andrew Goodman Foundation at the University of Utah is the local chapter of the national Andrew Goodman Foundation. This student group was founded in January 2015 and has since registered thousands of students to vote. The Andrew Goodman Foundation’s Vote Everywhere program is represented by student ambassadors who work with Hinckley Institute staff to promote voter participation and civic engagement all across our campus community.
In the 2019 alone, the AGF Ambassadors registered over 400 students to vote and helped nearly 1,200 students vote on campus through the on-campus polling location at the Marriott Library.
Apply now to be a 2023-2024 AGF Ambassador.
Applications are currently closed but will reopen this spring for the next year.
The Andrew Goodman Ambassadorship at the University of Utah is an opportunity for emerging leaders to gain experience in civic engagement organizing and social issues activism as they work to further the Vote Everywhere Project.
Ambassador responsibilities include:
Organize and attend voter registration drives across campus.
Develop partnerships with clubs and organizations to promote voting and civic engagement.
Develop campus action plan for implementing voting initiatives.
Organize civic engagement events.
Manage and disseminate information about the University of Utah-specific voter registration website.
Research and advocate for social issues.
Work with other ambassadors and Hinckley staff to review overall progress.
Recruit and mentor future ambassadors.
AGF lead ambassador receives a stipend of $400/semester, other ambassadors receive $300/semester
In addition to the ambassadorship, students can also join AGF as volunteers. To get involved please contact email@example.com
2023-2024 AGF Ambassadors
About Andrew and the Foundation
The Andrew Goodman Foundation works to make young voices and votes a powerful force in democracy. We support youth leadership development, voting accessibility, and social justice initiatives on campuses across the country with mini-grants to select institutions of higher learning and other financial assistance to student leaders. Join us as we inspire more young people to pursue social change work, activate important lessons of the past, and sustain today’s effective social action.
Andrew “Andy” Goodman and two of his contemporaries, Michael Schwerner and James Chaney, joined Freedom Summer 1964 to register African-American voters. Hailing from diverse racial, geographic, and religious backgrounds, these three young men died together in Mississippi fighting for equality and voting rights. Through the Vote Everywhere program, the AGF sets young americans on the path toward civic engagement and greater political power.