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At FCNL, we are committed to growing our lobbying power, both here on Capitol Hill and across the country. One of the most effective ways to do that is by building power among the present and future leaders of movements for peace and justice: young adults. We're committed to providing training, resources, and programs that meet your needs.

Programs

Event Spring Lobby Weekend 2020 

Saturday March 28 - Tuesday March 31 in Washington, DC

At Spring Lobby Weekend 2020, hundreds of students, recent grads, Quakers, and young adults will come to Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress on one critical issue—climate change.

Work with FCNL Advocacy Corps 

Apply by April 13, 2020

As an Advocacy Corps organizer, you'll connect local activists and leaders with your members of Congress to affect big, long-term change. You'll also learn critical organizing skills and put them into practice with hands-on leadership experience.

Work with FCNL Summer Internship 

Apply by March 20, 2020

Work at FCNL’s office in Washington, DC throughout June and July to advance our witness for peace on Capitol Hill. FCNL offers several paid summer internships that provide a broad introduction to federal policy, grassroots organizing, and nonprofit management.

Work with FCNL Young Fellows Program 

Application Deadline: February 17, 2020.

Recent college graduates spend 11 months working with key staff members at FCNL to build expertise in advocacy from a public interest perspective. Applications are due February 17, 2020 for the program beginning in August 2020.

Updates

Update Cultivating Young Social Justice Advocates 

Returning from the 10-day Washington Summer Intensive, FCNL’s 20 Advocacy Corps organizers knew they would be faced with the difficult task of advocating for legislation to end gun violence. But they didn’t know that within days the issue would tragically return to the front pages after a terrible round of mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton.

Update World Quaker Day: Restoring the Earth and Growing Friends' Witness 

Celebrating World Quaker Day at FCNL

As we celebrate the sixth annual World Quaker Day on Oct. 6, I am pondering how we can sustain ourselves in the work of long-term witness. As a newly convinced Friend and Young Fellow at FCNL, I see lifting up community and togetherness as one way forward in sustaining Quaker faith and practice.

Update Six Ways to Save the planet – and Ourselves  

This is powerful: hundreds of thousands of people across the globe will participate in a #climatestrike this week through creative, grassroots campaigns and actions. This dramatic momentum will push the demand to reduce carbon emissions. It will raise awareness, and it will spur commitment to change–change that must happen in business and industry, in schools and local communities, and especially policy change by national governments.

Event Working Together to End Gun Violence: Meet Advocacy Corps Organizers and Take Action 

Watch the Recording

In response to recent mass shootings and the pain that has swept our communities once again, young people are raising their voices and taking a stand against gun violence. You can join this movement!

FCNL Young Fellows 2019-2020 

Meet FCNL's 2019-2020 class of Young Fellows! These recent college graduates spend 11 months working with key staff members to build expertise in advocacy from a public interest perspective.

Am I welcome at FCNL?

Yes! All of our programs and events are open to young people of any background or identity. We are actively seeking people from diverse backgrounds, including in terms of race or ethnicity, economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, and political affiliation. FCNL is a Quaker organization; we work with a moral framework and collaborate with people from a faith perspective. However, you do not need to be religious to participate. We encourage Quakers and people of other (or no) faiths to join us.

Work with FCNL Statement of Diversity and Inclusion 

At FCNL, we embrace having a multitude of voices and talents working together to strengthen our impact in the world. In keeping with the Quaker testimony of equality, we strive to be an organization that welcomes, values and respects the different perspectives of every individual.

Meet the Young Adult Program Team

Larissa Gil Sanhueza

  • Advocacy Corps Coordinator

As the coordinator for FCNL's Advocacy Corps, Larissa Gil Sanhueza manages 20 young adult organizers around the country that lobby on one legislative issue every year. Larissa also oversees recruitment for our Spring Lobby Weekend, a four-day lobbying and educational event.

Sergio Mata-Cisneros

  • Program Assistant, Young Adult Outreach

Sergio Mata-Cisneros is the Program Assistant for Young Adult Outreach. He works alongside FCNL's Advocacy Corps Coordinator, Larissa Gil Sanhueza. Together they’re building FCNL’s young adult network and advocacy throughout the country.

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