Located in the nation’s political and diplomatic heart, ACCESS DC, the American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) New Generation Program is known for its ambitious agenda in working with young diplomats, community leaders and thinkers.
ACCESS empowers young professionals to engage today’s critical domestic and international issues, reaching out to diplomats, policymakers and young leaders of diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds.
Founded as a national AJC initiative on the eve of the organization’s 100th anniversary, in 2005, ACCESS is currently in twelve U.S. cities and Israel, facilitating diplomatic and cross-cultural engagement for politically savvy Jews in their 20s, 30s and early 40s.
ACCESS DC aims to inspire and substantively involve outstanding young Jewish professionals in AJC‘s important agenda through innovative programs like the annual Young Diplomats’ Reception, issue-oriented meetings with diplomats representing various embassies, programs with other young ethnic and religious partners, and educational and training sessions that highlight some of AJC‘s chief concerns.
Through engagement in AJC‘s areas of expertise- international relations, domestic policy, intergroup affairs, and contemporary Jewish life – ACCESS members have opportunities to learn from and build on the unique relationships AJC has established with leading domestic and international policy makers, opinion leaders and diplomats.
ACCESS is impact-driven, complementing the work of AJC through grassroots activism and hands-on advocacy. Key members of ACCESS also receive training on advocacy and effective dialogue, particularly as it relates to issues of concern to the global Jewish community.
For more information, go to www.ajc.org/access.
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