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Karin Dryhurst

BREAKING: Students Don’t Disappear After Obama Election

From Capitol Hill to City Hall, the DMI Scholars program has helped bright young progressives launch careers in public policy. Just this year, New York City Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito tapped 2008 Scholar Joe Taranto as Legislative and Budget Director. The three classes of DMI Scholars have landed spots with the Senate Judiciary Committee, National Public Radio, NAACP and research organizations across the country as well as landed prestigious scholarships like the Rhodes and Fulbright.

And we are by no means finished. Recruitment for the 2010 Class of Scholars is underway with the application deadline fast approaching. We know that engaged college students continue to work on the issues that matter to them. This map by student activism historian Angus Johnston shows student protests, strikes and other actions during the 2009-2010 school year.

View American Student Activism 2009-10 in a larger map

From the Young Invincibles working for health care reform to immigrant students marching on Washington, young people have proved critics wrong. And we want to channel some of that energy into progressive policymaking with our next class of DMI Scholars.

College sophomores and juniors can apply at Students of color, women, immigrants, members of the LGBTQ community, and students from low-income families are encouraged to apply. The deadline is Sunday, February 14.

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Posted at 9:46 AM, Feb 10, 2010 in Youth
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