The Leadership Institute for Public Service prepares the next generation to take its place in community service and policy development arenas. The Leadership Institute’s primary goal is to increase the pool of black leaders in community-based programs and public service careers. The Leadership Institute offers numerous educational and leadership development programs for individuals ranging from junior high school students through young adults (generally ages 40 and under). Participants are provided with opportunities to learn the inner workings of Congress, explore public service and public policy careers, discuss current events and policy initiatives and see close up leadership at its very best by working with and learning from Congressional Black Caucus members.
CBCF has award scholarships to talented and deserving students for more than 20 years. Our scholarship recepients go on to successful careers in government, non-profit and private sectors. Each year, we award more than 700 scholarships to students across the United States. For more information on individual scholarship programs, visit the CBCF Scholarship page.
CBCF Alumni Success Stories
Read about the experiences and successes of current and former CBCF Leadership Institute interns and fellows.
Re-Launch of REACH (Research from Emerging Agents of Change) Publication
To further continuing our efforts to support research and policy issues that our affect our communities, the foundation is announcing the re-launch of the REACH publication. This publication will serve as voice and vehicle for our CBCF alumni to engage the community at-large through discussing the importance of various issues such as health, education, economic development and housing. If you are interested in learning more about the REACH publication or would like to submit an abstract for consideration, please click here. Abstracts are due October 1, 2012. The REACH publication will be available in May 2013.
Hallmarks of the Leadership Institute include: