SEARAC’s Leadership & Advocacy Training 2024 Applications Are Open

Celebrate our 25th milestone year with us and apply today

Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2024!

2024 marks the 25th year anniversary of SEARAC’s flagship Leadership & Advocacy Training (LAT) program. We are excited to welcome our next cohort to the nation’s capital this July to build power and cultivate leadership on issues affecting Southeast Asian American (SEAA) communities. The application for LAT is now open. Join us in celebrating 25 years of community advocacy and power-building.

LAT is a three-day training program that will take place in Washington, DC, from July 23-25. The key goals are for participants to learn about the core issues affecting the SEAA community and to gain the advocacy skills needed to advance those issues at the federal level. The program will culminate with participants utilizing those skills in direct advocacy meetings with Members of Congress and staff who hold decision-making positions on those issues. Travel, lodging, and meals during the program will be provided.

Our ideal LAT candidate is:
– A beginner in federal advocacy (i.e., political engagement with the US Senate and/or House of Representatives),
– Interested in learning about federal policies that affect the SEAA community,
– Highly motivated to advocate for the SEAA community, and
– At least 18 years old.

LAT has no advocacy, workplace, or educational requirements. 
This year, our application asks for either a short (approximately 500 words or less) written essay or a short (approximately 5 minutes or less) video essay. No format will be weighed more or less than the other; we simply ask that you provide a clear vision of why you are applying to LAT.

Applications are due at 11:59 pm EST on Monday, April 1.

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