WHY WE INVESTED
Our investment seeks to increase the function of the U.S. government by making it more representative of the people. The Joint Center, in coordination with over 35 African-American groups and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, will be working to make Congress more representative of the people they serve. This effort builds on the 2015 study commissioned by the Hewlett’s Madison initiative which identified the disproportionately low levels of staffers and senior staffers of color on Capitol Hill. An investment in the efforts of The Joint Center will allow them to identify, train and place talented people of color to serve within the legislative branch of the government. This is a unique, new effort that will help our institutions to be more inclusive. The size of this effort and the collaborative nature of the project will help to create an impact in the field.
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