Young Adult Programs

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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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Programs

Event Spring Lobby Weekend  

Save the Date: March 20-23, 2021

At Spring Lobby Weekend 2020, hundreds of students, recent grads, Quakers, and young adults gather to learn and virtually lobby Congress.

Work with FCNL Advocacy Corps 

Applications for 2020-21 are now closed.

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 

Program Resumes in 2021

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 

Applications for 2020-2021 are now closed.

Recent college graduates spend 11 months working with key staff members at FCNL to build expertise in advocacy from a public interest perspective.

Updates

Press Release Buying Groceries Should Not Result in Death 

Washington, DC – Following the killing of George Floyd and the arrest of one Minneapolis police officer, FCNL General Secretary Diane Randall issued the following statement:

Advocacy Resource Voter Registration Toolkit 

Before the 2020 election, FCNL is trying to get 500 young adults registered to vote. Below is a toolkit with resources you need to mobilize your communities and make their voices heard.

Update Five Reasons You and Your Friends Should Vote 

Do you remember the 2016 election? With two candidates that had seemingly nothing in common and almost opposite policies, there was a lot at stake.

Background (Virtual) Spring Lobby Weekend 2020: Changing the Conversation on Climate 

In early March, when reports hit that the coronavirus was spreading throughout the country, we knew that FCNL had to shift our 500-person Spring Lobby Weekend from a physical event in Washington, DC, to a virtual gathering.

Remembering and Grieving Our Friend Mimosa Thomas 

The FCNL community is grieving the loss of our Friend and activist, Mimosa Thomas. She passed away on April 26, 2020. Her love for her border community in the Rio Grande Valley led her to grassroots organizing.

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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