WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Emerging Leaders Series will focus on equipping students and young professionals with legislative and advocacy tools to effect change in their communities. Since its inception six years ago, the series has become one of the most popular attractions at the CBCF's Annual Legislative Conference.
In 2004 the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) saw the need for insightful discussion on the most pressing issues affecting the black community; thus, the Emerging Leaders Series (ELS) was created. From September 15-18 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the 40th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) will include wonderful networking opportunities, in addition to vibrant group discussions. The ELS track is expected to draw more than 1,000 participants.
The series, geared to the 18- to 40-year-olds, offers multiple sessions connecting the nation's powerbrokers with young professionals to discuss strategies for community and personal development.
"Today's young adults face a set of economic challenges rivaling those of the Great Depression," said Elsie L. Scott, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of CBCF. "The Emerging Leaders Series aims to give young professionals the tools to excel in today's world in spite of any challenges they face, be they economic, social or professional."
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The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. was established in 1976 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit, public policy, research and education institute to help improve the socioeconomic circumstances of African Americans and other underserved communities.