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YGL 2015 Mentoring Program

Deadline has been extended to December 31st!


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Cracking the Code to Your Federal Job Search

Cracking the Code Final

Hello YGL Members,

The year 2014 is almost gone, and YGL University wants to help you to prepare for 2015 with the seminar “Cracking the Code to Your Federal Job Search.”

This free seminar provides emerging leaders an opportunity to understand the nuts and bolts of the Federal job search process.

Topics include:

* Understanding the Federal job road map
* Qualifying for Federal jobs
* Reviewing Federal vacancy announcements
* Understanding how Federal HR staff score your application
* Understanding the federal job roadmap; and
* Writing your Federal resume.

The featured speaker is Corliss Jackson, MPA, former GS-15 HR Manager with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

Spaces are limited – get your free ticket!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Miguel Joey Aviles at

YGL University

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Want to be on the YGL National Board?

The YGL National Board is currently recruiting a new Chief Information Officer. The “CIO” is responsible for the organization’s website ( via WordPress. Knowledge of Google Analytics and Google Apps is a plus. Time commitment includes one monthly board meeting in DC plus around 5 hours a week of additional work depending on need. Please contact Tyler Robinson at for more information or if you want to help the YGL National Board in a different capacity.

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YGL Fiscal New Year Party

On October 8, 2014 Young Government Leaders (YGL) hosted our first-ever Fiscal New Year Party! The event was generously sponsored by GEICO and event partners included GovLoop, Runin’ Out and DC Connect. The party was held at the Gryphon, located in Dupont Circle of Washington DC, and was well-attended by over 200 young professionals. The event opened with human bingo, an icebreaker where attendees networked with fellow attendees to fulfill bingo-box descriptions. Complimentary drink tickets were provided as well as hors d’oeuvres. Virginia Hill, YGL National president, greeted the crowd and raffled off prizes provided by GEICO. New year’s-themed decorations and giveaways galore provided by GEICO and our partners lit up the venue and contributed to the lively atmosphere. The Fiscal New Year Party was truly a great start to the fiscal new year and YGL looks forward to providing additional excellent opportunities in the near future! To learn more about upcoming YGL events and activities sign up to be a member at We look forward to welcoming you!


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Thinking About Graduate School?

Young Government Leaders is pleased to announce that University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Government and American University’s School of International Service recently partnered with YGL. As a part of this partnership, YGL members are eligible to receive scholarships toward two unique online graduate programs.

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YGL Fiscal New Year Party- Oct 8, 2014

The end is near…

And so is YGL Fiscal New Year Party 2015! 

Fiscal-year-end drudgery got you down? Send that last email, shut down your computers, lock up the office, and join over 100 young professionals to celebrate the start of FY15!


When: Wednesday, October 8th, 2014, 5:30-8:30pm

Where: The Gryphon1337 Connecticut Ave, Washington DC

Metro Stop: Farragut North or Dupont Circle (Red)

Bar/Specials: Drink specials and light hors d’oeuvers will be provided

                                        *****RSVP HERE*****


This event is hosted by Young Government Leaders 

Sponsored by: GEICO

Check out our group Partners for this event!

DC Connect 

Runin Out



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Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Should you have any questions about YGL Fiscal New Year Party, please contact Lillian Amaechi at

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YGL Los Angeles Fed Mixer – Get Outside Your Unmarked Office!

On Tuesday, September 9th, 6:00 PM at Casey’s in DTLA, join the YGL Los Angeles chapter for our Fed Mixer – Get Outside Your Unmarked Office! -FEATURING- Guest Speaker Erich Yost, HUD Management Analyst, Office of Field Policy and Management. Awards Presentation – 2014 SoCal Feds Get Fit Basketball Tournament Champions! Heavy Appetizers…

Sept YGL Fed Mixer

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Special Invitation to CQ Roll Call’s Post Election Impact Conference in DC

Thursday, November 06, 2014 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The Liaison Capitol Hill
415 New Jersey Avenue NW
WashingtonDistrict of Columbia 20001

Get the first word on the new Congress from the experts at CQ Roll Call. Join the CQ Roll Call political team, as well as Chris Dorobek of GovLoop’s DorobekInsider,the Washington Examiner’s David Drucker, Mark Blumenthal of the Huffington Post, and NBC News’ Perry Bacon for an inside look into the makeup of the 114th Congress. The Honorable Thomas M. Davis, Former Virginia Congressman, will be joined by former Governor Ted Strickland for an in-depth panel discussion on the current election outcomes as well as their thoughts on the year ahead. Register now for the best rate available! Use code IMPACT2014 to receive this special rate.

This ​half-day ​event ​will ​focus ​on ​the ​outcome ​of ​the ​2014 ​elections ​and ​the ​implications ​they ​will ​have ​in ​2015 ​and ​beyond. ​

This ​must-attend ​conference ​will ​give ​attendees ​the ​first ​inside ​look ​into ​the ​makeup ​of ​the ​114th ​Congress, ​as ​elected ​just ​two ​days ​before. ​
• Who ​are ​the ​new ​chairmen ​and ​chairwomen ​of ​the ​key ​policy-making ​committees? ​
• Who ​are ​the ​key ​power ​players ​in ​leadership? ​
• What ​are ​their ​legislative ​agendas? ​
• How ​will ​the ​balance ​of ​power ​in ​the ​House ​and ​Senate ​shape ​the ​timing ​and ​scope ​of ​legislative ​action? ​ ​

CQ ​Roll ​Call’s ​expert ​analysts ​will ​prepare ​attendees ​for ​the ​opening ​hearings ​and ​markups ​of ​2015, ​with ​discussion ​on ​the ​new ​power ​structure ​and ​agenda ​and ​what ​it ​means. ​Plus, ​the ​sought ​after ​“CQ ​Roll ​Call ​Guide ​to ​the ​New ​Congress” ​will ​be ​distributed ​to ​attendees. ​ ​

If you have any questions contact Kentwood Partners at 239-243-0501 or

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Register for Nextgov Prime: Gov2020 – Embracing the Art of the Possible


Register for Nextgov Prime: Gov2020-Embracing the Art of the Possible

 Young Government Leaders (YGL) encourages you to attend Nextgov Prime – the most powerful gathering of technology influencers in the market on September 8th – 9th in Washington D.C.

 Connect with over 500+ federal IT managers who are designing the government of 2020 and explore how technology will change the way government works.

 The two-day learning event will help tech leaders address pressing challenges in six impact areas:

  • Leveraging technology to make change real
  • Advancing procurement at the pace of technological change
  • Developing the workforce of the future
  • Enhancing security while protecting privacy
  • Embracing the art of the possible
  • Managing data and providing services in a mobile world

You can register here and view the agenda here for the upcoming event.

Don’t forget to stop by our table. We hope to see you there!

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Purple Heart 5K Run

This race will be held in downtown Columbus, and will start at 9 p.m. Come out and enjoy a 5-K run/walk through the streets of Columbus at night as we light the city purple in honor of all the Military Service Members who have earned the Purple Heart in combat. We have entertainment before and after the event, including raffle prizes.

With the registration fee, you will get a race shirt, a race medal, a challenge coin (a military tradition) and the privilege of running with men and women from all branches of the military. You won’t want to miss this event!


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