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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.

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Update Build Bridges Not Walls: Report on Spring Lobby Weekend 2018 

March 17-20, 2018 in Washington, DC

Right before a major spending vote in Congress, 425 young adults came to Washington, DC from across the U.S. to lobby for a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers without hurting border communities or immigrant families.

Work with FCNL Advocacy Corps 

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 

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 

Apply by February 12, 2018

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 12, 2018 for the program beginning in August 2018.

Updates

Background The Power of Persistent Advocacy 

Question & Answer with Scott Greenler

Scott Greenler has been involved in several FCNL young adult programs focused on addressing climate change, including Spring Lobby Weekend, Advocacy Corps, and as a Young Fellow. Throughout these programs, he focused on climate change. In this Q&A, he shares about his experiences advocating for environmental justice with FCNL.

Background Advocating for Climate Change Action 

Since 2015, FCNL’s Advocacy Corps has connected young, local activists with their members of Congress. This annual program helps youth to develop their skills to become effective social justice advocates.

Background Change Through Comics 

Joey Hartmann-Dow spent her spring residency as a Friend in Washington creating a comic book. However, Seeks is not an ordinary comic book.

Update Meet the New Advocacy Corps Class! 

Meet the 2018-2019 class of Advocacy Corps Organizers. These 19 young adults from across the U.S. will be organizing their communities to stop the militarization of police, an issue that has permeated our society and particularly affects communities of color.

Background Prison Reform: Not Enough to Seriously Address Mass Incarceration 

The House passed prison reform without reductions to mandatory minimum sentences that have incarcerated millions; some for decades.

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

Katie Breslin

  • Young Adult Program Manager

As FCNL’s Young Adult Program Manager, Katie organizes, trains, and supports the efforts of young activists and leaders to affect big, long-term change within Congress. She offers hands-on leadership experience for young people across the country who work on their college campus or in their home community to mobilize people to engage with Congress.

Leona Amosah

  • Program Assistant, Young Adult Outreach

As an FCNL Young Fellow, Leona works closely with Katie Breslin on young adult outreach. She assists Katie Breslin in recruiting, training, and supporting young activists all over the U.S. in an effort to galvanize grassroots activism on college campuses and in communities as a whole.

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