Liberty and Access for All

Liberty and Access for All Founded In 2014 Liberty and Access for All is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering communities of color & traditionally underrepresented communities
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Our Story Hello! I’m Maram Abdelhamid, the founder and president of Liberty and Access For All (L+A). We are a trans-partisan / bipartisan nonprofit located in Washington DC dedicated to building America’s next generation of diverse leaders. America’s demographics are changing, yet our economic opportunity is not yet equitable. Lingering race, gender and class prejudices continue to affect hiring and promotion processes and the current system of unpaid internships blocks entry to many political, government public policy, civil society and media careers. So I built an organization that serves as a bridge to solve the problem for both the public and private sector. My decision to build Liberty and Access for All is not only political, it’s also personal. For everyone, 9/11 was a day of infamy. For me, it was the day led me to Washington DC to start a career in politics and advocacy. In the climate of fear and hate of the “other“ I still believe in the promise of America, a place where anyone who is full of grit and is brave can change the world and be successful. It’s been 15 years since that fateful day. In that time, I’ve dedicated my life to empowering and teaching others to be active in civil society, politics and government and to access the resources and skills necessary to thrive in the competitive leadership environment. L+A was created because I believe there is a real need for diverse voices and leadership in Washington DC and in all communities. Our Board of Directors are Republicans, Democrats, and Independents who are committed to working together to empower, teach and connect L+A program participants to the sphere of influence in Washington DC and beyond. Together, we believe that people representative of every political party and every demographic should be at the leadership table! Mission We work to increase the number of trained diverse leaders in America and the number of community service projects around the country. We support our program participants by providing low-cost or free educational resources including training programs, mentor-ships and work internships. Through alliances and partnerships, we leverage our contacts to meet our program goals. We are a leadership incubator for the next generation of leaders who make real, lasting and positive change. Vision: At Liberty and Access for All we believe in an America in which every person – regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity has a place at the leadership table. Our programs and training allow our participants to break through institutional barriers and gain access to centers of influence. Students will utilize their new skills, knowledge and tools to become leaders in their communities. Our participants will have the skills necessary to create a truly representative and innovative government and civil society that can respond effectively to the needs of All Americans.

Mission: Liberty and Access for All is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering communities of color and traditionally underrepresented communities by fostering meaningful civic engagement and participation, supporting the creation of a truly representative media and democracy and providing critical resources to nurture the next generation of leaders. We accomplish these goals at Liberty and Access for All by providing trainings, mentorships, valuable work experience and low-cost or free educational resources to program participants. Liberty and Access creates partnerships to allow program participants to draw from the diverse range of experiences of leaders in all branches of federal, state and local government, political parties and organizations, the media, and nonprofit and advocacy organizations.

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Application Call: National Security Action Summer Fellowship National Security Action, an advocacy organization dedicated to advancing American global leadership and opposing the reckless policies of the Trump administration, is seeking a Fellow to supplement the organization’s work from its headquarters in Washington, DC. Ideally, the fellow will be expected to be available for approximately 40 hours per week during the summer (late May through late August). The fellow will form a key part of a small team in a fast-paced start-up environment.The fellow will be counted on to provide timely and comprehensive research and analysis on an array of foreign policy, national security, and related political issues across a variety of issues and regions. The role will require the successful candidate to respond to taskings from the organization’s leadership but also would benefit from a self-starter able to identify key research questions and needs on his/her own initiative. The ability to write clearly and concisely is also a must for this position. Among the fellow’s duties will be to: Work with the organization's leadership to identify and execute against dynamic research needs. Undertake research tasks to amplify the work of the organization, key policy messages, opposition purposes, or in response to breaking news. Distill research into short memos for leadership and/or messaging vehicles appropriate for public distribution. Assist team in a start-up environment, including with media monitoring and administrative tasks. Assist the organization’s political, legislative, and communications teams on an as-needed basis. Required Qualifications: We will consider candidates pursuing an undergraduate (rising juniors or above) or a Master’s degree. Excellent writing skills and attention to detail. Well-honed communication skills. Proven analytic skills and capabilities. Campaign and/or Hill experience preferred although not required. Capacity to work under deadline pressure. Ability to manage multiple projects. Passionate about foreign policy and national security. Dedicated to advocating for a progressive national security agenda. Ability and desire to be a team-player within a lean and fast-paced environment. The fellow will be expected to be a self-starting team player who helps execute and also has the confidence to bring new ideas to the table. Compensation: National Security Action will be able to provide a stipend. The stipend amount will be set prior to the beginning of the fellowship. Application instructions: Please send a resume, cover letter, and transcript to [email protected]. No direct emails or phone calls, please. National Security Action is committed to economic and social justice and does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply.
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