Sam Novey
Consulting Community Scholar, Center for Democracy and Civic Engagement
University of Maryland School of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Intro to CDCE

Sam Novey is joining the Center for Democracy and Civic Engagement as our Consulting Community Scholar. Sam is a Baltimore based civic entrepreneur with an extensive track record convening scholars, philanthropic partners, and community based organizations at the local and national levels to develop new research and translate that research into useful working knowledge for community based organizations. Sam and his extensive network of community and philanthropic partners interested in democracy issues will be available to all CDCE affiliated faculty. 


Sam Novey is a Baltimore-based civic entrepreneur building diverse and long-lasting coalitions focused on expanding civic engagement at both the local and national level. He is co-founder of the Students Learn Student Vote Coalition, the national hub and largest non-partisan network in the country dedicated to increasing student voter participation. He is also a co-founder of the Baltimore Votes Coalition, which convenes community based organizations in Baltimore City to promote full participation in elections. Other notable growing civic projects Novey has been involved in founding and designing include the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, Party at the Mailbox, Maryland Civics Education Coalition, Ask Every Student, and the National League of Cities “Cities Vote” initiative. He lives in Charles Village with his spouse Becky, is a member Beth Am Synagogue, and serves on the boards of the Baltimore City Chapter of the League of Women Voters and Maryland Rise.