Creating lasting leadership and professional development


The Professional Leaders Acadmey is a one-year professional development and training program. Candidates are trained to effectively advocate on behalf of their communities or take a leadership role in the public sector.

The Women’s Leadership Program is open to candidates attending the Emerging Leadership Academy program and Youth Leadership Academy.


The Women’s Leadership Program provides training in the unique challenges for women in political and public life. WLP is open to candidates attending Emerging Leaders and Youth Leadership Academies.

The Youth Leadership Academy is a 2-3 year program


The Youth Leadership Academy is a 2-3 year program. Students begin with a weeklong leadership academy training in Washington, D.C. Following the training, students will be placed in a paid internship position of their choice.

How to Get a Job in Advocacy and Technology while Serving the Community - 6/26/2015

Technology and advocacy are a central part of how DC works. Learn how to advance your career in these field during the Liberty and Access Lab on How to Get a Job in Advocacy and Technology while Serving the Community on June 26. Learn from Google Senior Staff how advocacy and technology go hand in hand on how to make a better world and how technology can improve your community.

This luncheon and seminar is hosted by Liberty and Access partner, Google Inc. in their new, large public policy office in Republic Square. Lunch is provided. This is a FREE event. Seats are limited and available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
This is a widely attended event and open to the public.

Presenters include:
Lee Dunn, Senior Counsel at Google's Legal and Policy Office
Ross LaJeunesse, Global Head of International Relations, Google

Click here to register.

Event Details
Friday, June 26, 2014
Check in @ 12:00pm
12:00 Noon — 1:00PM
Lunch included in your registration

25 Massachusetts Avenue, NW 9th Floor
Washington, DC

This is a widely attended event and is open to the public.

How to Get a Job on Capitol Hill and Federal Government 6/25/2015

Join us this Thursday to learn how to get a job on Capitol Hill and the federal government. Held at the historic United Methodist Church on Capitol Hill (see below for address), presenters will share their extensive previous and current experiences. Participants will find out about
• Where to look for jobs;
• Hidden job seeking resources and how to read job posting on the OPM website (Office of Personal Management)
• The importance of networking; and
• The career trajectory in a career on Capitol Hill or the federal government.

Presenters include:
Tom Manatos, Senior Director of Government Affairs, The Internet Association
Melissa Feld, Manager, Executive Office and Governance at NASWl
Carol Lieber, IPMA-CP, recognized expert in human resources and diversity

This is a FREE event and lunch will be served. Seating is very limited! Click here to register.


United Methodist Building
100 Maryland Ave N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
The historic United Methodist Building is the only non-governmental building on Capitol Hill.
The entrance is on the corner of First St. NE and Maryland Ave—alongside the US Supreme Court

This is a widely attended event and is open to the public *

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What you can do now

Our program is launching fully in 2014. We need your involvement and support! You can help by doing the following:

  • Get your organization to sign up to receive a young leader in your internship or fellowship program. Click here to sign up!
  • Help support our mission and work by giving to Liberty and Access for All. Click here for more information.
  • Support our goals by becoming a mentor.
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Liberty and Access for All (L+A) is new nonpartisan nonprofit in Washington DC that is dedicated to training, mentoring  and developing  the  next generation of leaders from the traditionally underrepresented and communities of color.  Participants in our program may run for office, advocate on behalf of the communities, change the dialogue around issues they care about and make positive lasting impact in their own communities. 

Our Board of Directors are comprised of republicans and democrats who are committed to working together to empower , teach and connect participants in our program to leadership in  Washington DC . Together we believe that people from every political party, every  demographic,  should have a place at the table !