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Tsedey Betru


DMI is thrilled to announce our first class of DMI Scholars. Last fall, we launched the DMI Scholars program to create a pipeline dedicated to guiding talented young people into the field of public policy. The program will identify accomplished college activists from diverse communities and train them in the skills necessary to obtain and succeed in entry- level public policy positions. Our mission is to increase and diversify the pool of strong candidates that enters key professions in the field, better equipping the movement to affect reforms on a policy level. With DMI's network and expertise, DMI Scholars will become the future Legislative Directors, Issues Directors, Policy Analysts and Strategists that fuel the progressive movement with new ideas and effective advocacy.

Selected among 115 applicants, this year's 14 Scholars come from every region of the nation and have all demonstrated a commitment to activism and a desire to learn how public policy can advance an agenda of fairness and equity. Scholars will begin training this summer at our Summer Institute, a rigorous two-week "Public Policy 101": An entry-level, rigorous training institute that offers DMI Scholars the public policy lens, analytical and practical skills, resources and experiences to allow them to understand, navigate and successfully enter the public policy world.

Check out full bios and pictures of the Scholars at

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Posted at 7:24 AM, May 01, 2007 in Progressive Agenda | Retirement Security | Youth | activists
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