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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

Update Spring Lobby Weekend 2019 

Saturday, March 23 - Tuesday, March 26 in Washington, DC

Here at the FCNL office, we are counting down the days to Spring Lobby Weekend! At Spring Lobby Weekend 2019, hundreds of students, recent grads, Quakers, and young adults will come to Washington, DC to lobby their representatives.

Work with FCNL Advocacy Corps 

Apply by April 19, 2019

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 29, 2019

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 18, 2019

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 18, 2019 for the program beginning in August 2019.

Updates

Background Apply for Financial Assistance for Spring Lobby Weekend 

FCNL is offering a limited amount of financial assistance to young adults.

Update Everyday Prophets Still Needed 

The elections are over. The new 116th Congress will start on Jan. 3, 2019 with no single party controlling all the levers of power.

How Many More Tragic Acts of Gun Violence Will It Take?  

On October 27 we watched another horrendous mass shooting take place, as 11 people were slain and several others were injured in a shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA. This anti-Semitic act of violence has no place in our communities or country. We stand in solidarity with our Jewish neighbors and friends against this hatred.

Update Two Weeks to Election Day: Let’s Harness Our Power 

I’ve been reflecting on power lately – who has it and who uses it. By the numbers we, millennials and members of Generation Z, should have a lot of sway.

Update New IPCC Report Offers Stark Warning on the Climate Crisis 

The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released a landmark report on the levels of warming our planet can safely withstand and the steps we will need to take to avert a climate crisis. The prognosis is even worse than many had previously thought.

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.

Larissa Gil Sanhueza

  • Program Assistant, Young Adult Outreach

As the Program Assistant for Young Adult Outreach, Larissa Gil Sanhueza travels around the country to mobilize young adults in our grassroots advocacy network and to recruit attendees for our Spring Lobby Weekend, a four day lobbying and educational event. She also oversees the Delegation Leader Program, which encourages young adults to organize their peers in lobbying efforts and to lead a group traveling to Spring Lobby Weekend.

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