CAP’s Leadership Institute goal is to increase the participation of progressive people of color among the thinkers, shapers, and planners of policy at every level of government, nonprofit organizations, and groups that influence public policy.
We will assist Members by exposing them to contacts and networks within the progressive policy world, including grassroots organizations, media, and government.
The Leadership Institute will begin October 13, 2016, and continue through May 19, 2017. Sessions will be held on a monthly basis. Program dates will be made available before the program starts.
The Institute will present a program of engagement for members that includes seminars, policy organization observation, visits to policy and media hubs, networking events, and dinner discussions.
Leadership Institute applicants should be highly motivated individuals seeking to expand their skills, perspectives, and networks to impact progressive social change. We seek individuals in the early stages of their careers—less than five years of work experience—who show promise in developing progressive public policies. Successful applicants will have a demonstrated interest in filling the gaps that exist between traditional public policies and communities of color. All members must have at least three years of experience in policy or public service fields. If currently employed, applicants should secure written support from a supervisor affirming their participation in the program’s activities. It’s highly preferable that members live in the Washington, D.C., area or be capable of commuting to the area for monthly meetings during the program period.