The world of politics is vast and the career paths are diverse. Whether you’re just now starting out on your political journey or you want to explore a new path, keep reading to learn how you can narrow down your choices and match your interests to your political path. After all, you don’t have to be an elected official to step into the political realm and make significant changes for others.
Debra joins IGNITE National as our first Grants Manager with more than 15 years of expertise in grant writing, technical writing, curriculum writing, and teaching in the Education, Technology, and Nonprofit sectors.
National Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan civic holiday celebrating our democracy. First observed in 2012, it has quickly gained momentum ever since. Nearly 4.5 million voters have registered to vote on the holiday to date.
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National Suicide Prevention Week takes place during the 2nd week of September, and includes World Suicide Prevention Day, which is on September 10th every year. Throughout National Suicide Prevention Week, people share resources, information and stories to increase awareness about suicide prevention and the warning signs.
Mentorships are an invaluable part of career development. Recently, research from Washington University in St. Louis found that even virtual mentorships for STEM undergraduates provided both mentors and mentees a meaningful and productive experience; not only did the mentees learn transferable skills during this time, but the experience promoted feelings of interpersonal connection and a sense of structure as well.
The job climate is more unstable than it has been in decades. The pandemic triggered widespread layoffs in a number of industries, led by leisure and hospitality, mining and oilfield work, travel, and construction. Cutbacks came in other forms, as well. Jobs duties were combined, workers were issued temporary furloughs, and businesses closed altogether. As the crisis continues to shift, so will the employment picture.
Are you thinking of running for office one day? Congratulations! That’s a huge step to take and one that takes bravery and determination. As you know, there are many elements to being a political candidate, which you can learn more about in our guide for running for office. One element you can start working on now is using the power of social media for future success.
Voter registration is yet another barrier voters face when trying to get to the polls. It can be very confusing, especially for particular populations, including youth. For example, registering as a college student going to school in a different state can be a challenging process, and one that many students do not know how to do, or even have the time for.
We are excited to announce our new D.C. Fellow for 2021-2022, Isabella D'Alacio! We recently caught up with Isabella to learn more about her and her goals for the Fellowship.
IGNITE is pleased to announce our first-ever Newark Fellow, Aamore Richards. We chatted with Aamore about her background, Fellowship goals, political leadership experience and much more.