As part of GiveMN’s SpringForwardMN giving campaign, we are asking you to give a gift today and invest in the future of college students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in our Capitol Pathways program. We all need their voices in public policy.

Currently in its sixth year, the Capitol Pathways program places BIPOC college students in paid internships with government offices, nonprofits, corporations, and law firms where they can gain policymaking experience, develop their career readiness skills and build relationships with policy professionals in and around the Capitol.

After nearly two years training women to run for public office at Ignite National, Raie will be pursuing a fully-funded Master’s in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School as a Center for Public Leadership Fellow with the Fellowships for Serving African American Communities and as a 2021 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow.

Our goal is that young people build their leadership, learn more about the forces that shape public policy, and see themselves as active participants in that process.

When this cohort completes the 2021 session, we will have 196 alumni, many of whom are continuing their careers in policy and government, like Raie.

To meet the current students and learn more about the program, click here.

Capitol Pathways students continue to demonstrate incredible passion and leadership in policymaking. This legislative session, interns are completing their internships virtually. 

Each intern continues to learn, connect, and contribute in the incredibly difficult and ever-changing environment of a global pandemic.

They are an inspiration to all of us.

Make a gift today and be part of our month-long effort to raise $10,000 to keep this program going strong into a 7th year, and beyond.