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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 Save the Date: Spring Lobby Weekend 2019! 

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

March may seem far away, but here at the FCNL office, we are already 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 2018.

Updates

Update Peacebuilding in Action – On the Ground in Rwanda 

During my fellowship at FCNL, I learned about the importance of advocating for U.S. policies that promote peace building and the peaceful prevention of deadly conflict. Now I am on the ground in Rwanda to learn how they are working to rebuild and reconcile communities following the 1994 genocide, which killed between 500,000 and 1 million people.

Action Alert I’ll be late for work on Nov. 6 

I sent my boss a calendar reminder to let him know that I’ll be late for work on Nov. 6. Calendar reminder: Katie is going to vote.

Action Alert We can't sit out this election 

The first step to solving any crisis is admitting that we have a problem. Say it with me: we have a voting problem. A big one.

Update Passing the Torch 

My experience helping train the next class of Advocacy Corps organizers

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to help train the newest cohort of Advocacy Corps organizers from all around the country. This year cohort will be organizing their communities for the next ten months to lobby Congress to stop the militarization of police.

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.

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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