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Liberty and Access labs are professional development programs that take the form of networking events, annual speaker series, career information sessions and special training seminars. Taking place during lunch and after work, these Labs are open to all professionals, interns and students. They are designed to provide participants with basic workplace and business skills, mentor-ship, and career guidance.

Every year,  Liberty and Access labs  schedules sessions that take place from June through November. Some of the sessions we’ve held in the past (and, we plan to hold in the future):

  • “How to Get a Job with the Federal Government and Capitol Hill”
  • “How to Get a Job on a Presidential Campaign”
  • “How to Get a Job as a Social Media and Digital Professional”
  • “Power of Networking – How to Network Yourself into a Job”
  • “Giving Back to Your Community While Building a Career – AmeriCorps”
  • “How to Get a Job with a Nonprofit that Affects Change”
  • “How to Manage Your Online Professional Reputation”
  • “How to Live on a Budget in Washington, D.C.”
  • “How  to Build a Career in the Foreign Service”
  • “How to Build a Career with a Media Outlet (Radio, TV, Online & Newspapers)”
  • “How to Build a Career in Federal Law Enforcement (Dept. Of Justice, Dept. Of Homeland Security & U’S Marshals Service)”

Who Attends:

The Liberty and Access labs bring students from across the United States together to learn from experts from the political, corporate, and non-profit arenas as well as to network. Past seminars have attracted over 200 students from diverse backgrounds, including Republicans and Democrats, ranging in age from 16-32. We’ve also had participants representing over 30 states including the Native American territories, over 30 non-profit organizations, over 50 colleges and universities, over 50 Congressional offices and 6 federal agencies.A photo by Eutah Mizushima.

 Non-Profit Organizations Represented:

Alliance for Justice; American Association for Access; Equity and Diversity; American Islamic Congress; DC Office of the Attorney General, NAACP, National Congress of American Indians; National Center for Lesbian Rights; ARHA; American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee;  APIA Vote; Voto Latino; Fair Vote; Feminist Majority; Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies; Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations; Fannie Mae; Human Rights Campaign; Heritage Foundation; Ladies of Liberty; LULAC; SALDEF; SIKH LEAD; Center for American Progress; and, Squire Patton Boogs, LLP.

 Colleges and Universities Represented: Johns Hopkins University; Northeastern University; West Virginia University; University of Southern California; College of William and Mary; University of Virginia; University of Maryland; NYU; NOVA Community College; UCLA., University of Wisconsin; University of North Carolina; University of Denver; New Mexico State University; University of Maryland Baltimore; Howard University; Hampton College; University of Vermont; American University; Old Dominion University; West Virginia University (Law); Cornell University (Law); Cornell University (Undergrad); Catholic University of America; Texas A&M University; Harvard University; University of Pennsylvania; Colgate University; New Mexico State University; Oregon State University; Syracuse University; Tufts University; Columbia University; University of Oklahoma; Brown University; University of Michigan; University of Texas; Oberlin College; University of Arkansas; UC Berkeley; Georgia Southern University; University of San Francisco; Virginia Tech; Hampton University; California State University; Rutgers University.

Colleges and Universites

 Congressional Offices and Federal Agencies Represented:

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH); Senator Sexby Chambliss (R-GA); Senator Harry Reid (D-NV); Representative Ami Bera (D-CA); Representative John Conyers (D-MI); Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT); Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA); Senator Ed Markey (D-MA); Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA); Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD); Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY); Senator Robert P. Casey Jr (D-PA); Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA); Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV); Senator Rob Portman (R-OH); IRS; FBI: DHS; Department of State. 

Your Support is Needed

Liberty and Access for All is seeking sponsors to cover the cost for students to attend these important sessions. By supporting one or more Liberty and Access Labs, you are underwriting the cost of students to attend these sessions. Every $500 helps 50 students attend one lab.student graph

Help us help students across the United States learn and develop the critical skills they need to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Levels of Donation

  • $5,000 and more Founder’s Circle
  • $2,500 -$4,500 Sustainer Circle
  • $ 1,000-$2,000 Partner
  • $600-$900 Patron                                
  • $ 300-$500 Change Maker
  • $ 100-$250 Mentor
  • $ 50 -$99 Friend


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