The Business of the City: Miscellaneous

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

NEW Leadership NJ: Educating and Empowering a New Generation of Women

CROSS-POSTING on both blogs!

From June 4-9, 2015, I am scheduled to be this year's "Faculty in Residence" at NEW Leadership NJ, the week-long residential summer institute sponsored by the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University.

NEW Leadership is "...a bi-partisan, residential program to educate college women about the political process and teach them to become effective leaders in their communities." I served on a NEW Leadership panel last year, so I am honored to be asked to serve as the Faculty in Residence for 2015. It is a great program, and I met some wonderful young women last year--they were from all over the state--click on the link for my blog post, NEW Leadership--the Next Generation of Women Leaders. 

As noted on the website, "CAWP is committed to including women from diverse socioeconomic, ethnic, racial, political and educational backgrounds in each NEW Leadership program. We strongly encourage women of color, nontraditional college women, and students majoring in fields outside of political science to apply." 

If you know young college women who might be interested, please urge them to apply--there is no cost to the student: "housing, food, and all program materials are provided for the full six days of the program. There is no direct cost to students."

Students may apply online here: http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/education_training/NEWLeadership/newleadership_NJapply.php. The NEW Leadership applications are open until March 30. 

The participating colleges pay the cost of the program--click on the link for the Frequently Asked Questions to get more information. My school, Essex County College, is one of the participating colleges, and we have been urging our students to apply. I will be blogging on this again as the deadline approaches--in the meantime, please spread the word!

Best, 

Rebecca


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