We are an independent and non-partisan community of students with diverse backgrounds and interests in a wide range of civil society work
We are a platform for fostering active citizenry and facilitating accessible engagement for local civil society
We seek to raise critical consciousness of fellow students and Singaporeans, and build capacity for political literacy and civic participation.
The Community for Advocacy & Political Education – a student-run organisation based at Yale-NUS College – was founded in 2017 by students from Yale-NUS College and the Law Faculty of the National University of Singapore (NUS). Since then, we have grown to a large, cohesive collective of students from various faculties and colleges across NUS with a diverse range of interests and civic causes.
We are an independent, non-partisan community of students that examines local and global affairs relating to civil society, and provide avenues for Singaporeans to contribute constructively to our civic life. We are also focused on raising civic consciousness and building capacity for political literacy in order to make civil participation more accessible.
We envision a Singapore where citizens are proactively engaged in civil society, policy making, and social change. Through our mission of raising political literacy and consciousness, we also hope to continue to empower and build a democratic society, based on justice and equality.
CAPE runs a series of project-based initiatives aimed at building political literacy among fellow students and the general public. In addition, we also frequently hosts seminars, conferences, and workshops in support of our mission. We have also worked with a wide range of civil society and government actors, providing research, advocacy, and consultation on public policy and Parliamentary bills. In the course of our work, we have produced extensive resources, infographics, and research.