The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) recently paid homage to black veterans at the 2018 Avoice Heritage Celebration. The event's honorees, General Colin L. Powell, USA (Retired); Ginger Miller, Founder and CEO, Women Veterans Interactive; and Sergeant Millie Dunn Veasey, USA (Retired) were the recipients of Avoice awards for their outstanding service and dedication to advancing the rights of black veterans.
Throughout the evening, attendees heard stories of triumph as the honorees and CBC members shared their experience in the military. The highlight of the evening came when Rep. G.K. Butterfield shared a heartfelt moment with General Colin L. Powell about the lack of African Americans in his immediate platoon.
Proceeds from the event will go to the Avoice Virtual Library, an online resource that documents the history of African American participation in the U.S. Congress.
The CBCF welcomed a brand new cohort of emerging and communication leaders this spring! Throughout their internship on Capitol Hill, CBCF interns will gain invaluable experience working with seasoned politicos and public policy experts.
The CBCF's 20-month fellowship program offers participants the opportunity to work in congressional member offices, attend leadership development seminars, complete community service projects and produce policy papers.
Fellows gain invaluable experience as they assist in the development of legislative and public policy initiatives within Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) member offices.
Each cohort brings together individuals with diverse interests in policy areas to complement and enrich the experiences of all program participants. Don't miss the opportunity to apply.
The deadline to apply is March 25!