“Capitol Pathways helped me build partnerships at the state Capitol which ultimately led to a career in policy. Relationships matter and Citizens League’s intentionality, through the Capital Pathways Program, helped foster these lasting relationships.”

careers in policy

Several alums have gone to pursue careers in policy, accepting positions as state legislative assistants, law clerks, and policy coordinator positions at various nonprofits and state agencies.

host orgs

45 organizations have hosted a paid intern, such as Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., Goff Public, Lutheran Social Services, the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Xcel Energy, and Ujamaa Place.

93 college students of color

93 college students of color have increased their knowledge of the legislative process, built connections with established policy leaders, and learned about various careers in policy.


Richard played a critical role in supporting the region and shaping civic engagement in Minnesota. Few have impacted their communities at such scale and with such passion and authenticity. — Reba Dominski, Chief Social Responsibility Officer at U.S. Bank and...