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Register for the 2014 Next Generation of Government Training Summit!


Young Government Leaders (YGL) is co-hosting the Next Generation of Government Training Summit and encourages you to attend!

This is an OPM–approved, 2-day training summit made up of 650+ Gen X/Y leaders taking place on 7/24–25 in the DC Metro area. All sessions are mapped to OPM ECQ’s and you’ll earn 12 CPE’s. The summit includes leadership and technical sessions from leading as the youngest, strengths finder, design thinking, presentation skills as well as on-site executive coaching and mentorship.

You can register here and check out the schedule here for this great event. If you need help building the case to your supervisor and getting approval to attend NextGen, visit the HR Toolkit here.

Make sure to stop by our table and we hope to see you there!

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YGL Los Angeles Speaker Series & Food Drive

Please join the Los Angeles Chapter of Young Government Leaders for our 2014 Speaker Series featuring Tarik Obeidi, Deputy Director, Los Angeles Office of Foreign Missions, U.S. Department of State. Networking and Speed Mentoring Sessions with other LA Federal Executives to follow… Canned food donation in support of the Feds Feed Families campaign required!

YGL Speaker Series & Food Drive

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YGL Serves: MLK Day of Service

YGL members headed to Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C. this week to transform a high-need school into a more engaging, educational and vibrant place for students to learn and play as part of the MLK Day of Service. Check out photos of their experience below.

“Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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2013 Year in Review: YGL Los Angeles

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With the help of the Greater Los Angeles Federal Executive Board and strong support from YGL founder Steve Ressler and his GovLoop team, the Los Angeles chapter of Young Government Leaders had an amazing year and grew to more than 400 members. A more focused promotion of the President’s Pathways Program, hosting the first NextGen Training Summit outside of Washington, DC, and increased social media presence were highlights for the chapter in 2013.

You can read more about YGL-LA in 2013 on page 5 of the FEB’s 2013 Annual Report:

2013 FEB-YGL Page

FEB 2013 Annual Report

We celebrated our most active year to date with a holiday party on December 19th at Casey’s in Downtown Los Angeles. Supporting the Mayor’s Crisis Response Team, YGL-LA members donated more than 50 teddy bears to representatives of the Mayor’s Office! It was great to show local city representatives how young Federal leaders also care about the community in which they live and work. Thank you to all YGL-LA members who attended the event and donated teddy bears. Special thanks to new YGL-LA board member, Anna Soliman, for organizing the event and teddy bear drive!



The event also allowed our new 2014 YGL-LA Leadership Board to meet and talk with chapter members. If you were unable to attend the event, please click here and Meet the Team. The diverse and experienced board is excited to build on the chapter’s 2013 growth and guaranteed to represent YGL-LA members well.

Happy New Year!

-The YGL Los Angeles Team


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December News from YGL National


Stay up to date with YGL! Check out our December Newsletter, featuring information on our logo redesign, our learning & development national board position opening, volunteer events, and NextGen dates!

Previous newsletters:
November Newsletter 

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YGL Los Angeles Holiday Mixer & Teddy Bear Drive

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YGL-LA Holiday Mixer Teddy Bear Drive


December 19, 2013

6:00 PM


Casey’s Irish Pub

613 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90017

RSVP (appreciated but not required):

Please bring a new teddy bear for donation to the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office – Crisis Response Team.

Can’t make it? Click on our Amazon Wish List to send us a teddy bear for the CRT, providing immediate on-scene support to children involved in traumatic incidents throughout Los Angeles.

Enjoy the holidays with YGL and the next generation of government in Los Angeles!


Event Flyer: YGL-LA Holiday Mixer

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Happy holidays from the YGL-LA Team!


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YGL-LA: Back from the Shutdown & Ready to Throwdown

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Thank you GovLoop for the awesome #shutdown line!

Much like the shutdown, the YGL-LA hiatus is over. One thing very obvious during the roller coaster month of October, YGL is very essential to the greater Los Angeles area. Check us out last month in the Huffington Post, reminding readers that service does not end during a shutdown:

Furloughed Workers Fight To Remain Positive During Shutdown

A nice mix of old and new YGL-LA board members will be meeting next week to discuss upcoming events and the future of the chapter. We are also looking for YGL-LA members to help with upcoming events, special projects, speaking engagements and Federal career panels at local colleges and universities. Email us at if you are interested.

Stay informed! For daily news and discussion regarding all things government in Los Angeles, like us on Facebookfollow us on Twitter @YGL_LA and join us on GovLoop.

We also invite all 400+ YGL-LA members to reconnect at these upcoming events:

Griffith Park Ranger Hike with the LA FEB & SoCal Feds Get Fit
Saturday, 11/16/2013, 8:00 AM
Griffith Park Ranger Station
Info here: Los Angeles Federal Executive Board
YGL@USC: PATHWAYS for Students and Recent Grads to Federal Careers
Tuesday, 12/3/2013, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM at USC with networking and cocktails after…
Come be a speaker! Share your Fed experience!
Info here: YGL@USC Student Group
The Greater Los Angeles Federal Executive Board & Combined Federal Campaign of Greater SoCal
Annual Meeting & Holiday Luncheon
Tuesday, 12/17/2013, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
The Proud Bird Restaurant at LAX
RSVP and more info here: FEB-CFC Eventbrite


Ready to throwdown,

Mike Stevens
President, YGL Los Angeles
YGL Dude 2x2

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Celebrate our 10th Anniversary!



Join us this Saturday, October 26 to celebrate our 10th Anniversary! The day begins with a scavenger hunt featuring great prizes and continues with a party at The Boardroom in DC!

Bring your friends for free food, drink specials, and a chance to socialize with your fellow young government leaders.

To register for the scavenger hunt, please visit

To register for the party at The Boardroom, please visit

We hope to see you there! 

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YGL Serves at DC Central Kitchen


YGL members headed to DC Central Kitchen last week to show that service can’t be shutdown. We prepared food for low-income families around the District as part of DC Central Kitchen’s Afternoon Meal Prep program.

Check out coverage of the event in The Huffington Post and The Washington Post! Click on the photos below for full-sized images.

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Service Can’t Be Shutdown

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Volunteer with fellow young feds at DC Central Kitchen!

Although the federal government is shutdown, public service continues! On Thursday, October 17 join fellow furloughed Young Government Leaders at DC Central Kitchen’s Morning Meal Prep. We will be helping prepare meals for low-income families in DC.

8:45 a.m.- 12 noon

DC Central Kitchen

 425 2nd Street NW (near the Judiciary Square Metro)

For additional details and to register, please email Christine Connors at

 We hope you can join us!

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