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OPM Director Archuleta visits YGL Kansas City

Below is a picture of Director Archuleta’s visit with YGL Kansas City members to discuss the REDI Roadmap! Find out more information about the REDI Roadmap HERE

Director Archuletta visits YGL Kansas City

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Happy Hour with HumanitiesDC and YGL

Young Government Leaders is partnering with HumanitiesDC for a happy hour and dialogue. Come hear from government leaders of all career stages on how to make an impact, and share some of your own success stories!

Humanitini is the monthly, sophisticated happy hour by HumanitiesDC that brings Washingtonians together to discuss topics and issues that inspire thought and dialogue. This program is free! RSVP Here:

Happy Hour on March 12th at the Front Page (1333 New Hampshire Avenue NW) from 6:30 to 8:30!

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Skating After Dark

Young Government Readers Presents:
Friday night ice skating at the National Sculpture Pavilion

When: Friday, February 20th from 7:00-9:30 PM
Where: National Gallery of Art, Sculpture Garden Ice Rink

Admission, Skate Rental and Drink Provided
*Limited to first 25 registrants*

Friday night skating at the national sculpture pavilion

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The 2015 Sammies Challenge


During this Thanksgiving season, we would like to take a moment to say thank you to the more than two million hardworking and dedicated federal employees who serve our country. Your innovative ideas and selfless commitment to public service help make our government the best in the world.

We also challenge you to help spread a culture of appreciation throughout your agency by nominating federal colleagues and employees for the 2015 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals(Sammies). Every nomination is an opportunity to thank high performers you work with, especially at a time when other ways to reward outstanding employees may be limited.

Nominations are open through January 16 and all nominees receive a letter to thank them for their service and congratulate them on their accomplishments.

Start a Nomination Today >>

There is no limit to the number of nominations an agency or nominator may submit. The more nominations we receive, the more we can do to publicize the great work federal employees are doing each and every day.

Questions? Contact Amy Bortnick at or (202) 464-5382.

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YGL 2015 Mentoring Program

Deadline has been extended to December 31st!


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YGL Charity Happy Hour December 8th

Hello all!

The next FREE Young Government Leaders (YGL) event, “Drinks for Good: YGL Charity Happy Hour,” is coming up on Monday, December 8. Details are as follows:

**Upon entry, please bring a new toy for donation to Health Services for Children (HSC), a children’s rehabilitation center in Northeast DC, to brighten a child’s day!**

Click here for suggested items to donate.

WHEN: Monday, 12/08 at 6pm-9pm
WHERE: The Fainting Goat
 1330 U St NW, DC 20009
Only 1 block from U Street Metro Station
  Happy hour specials and Delicious appetizers provided!

~ Click here for more information about HSC Health Services for Children~

Please RSVP to come or share the upcoming YGL holiday happy hour with your network. Here is the link:

Lillian A. Amaechi
Director of Partnerships & Events
Young Government Leaders

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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?

2U Slider 2014

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.

MPA@UNC: Delivered in a flexible, online environment, UNC-Chapel Hill’s Master of Public Administration is a graduate degree that prepares you to be an effective public service leader. Whether your passions lie in managing and leading local, state, or federal government or nonprofit organizations, the MPA@UNC program can help you build upon your skills and expertise. Learn more about MPA@UNC today. 

International Relations Online: A master’s in International Relations from American University’s top-10 ranked School of International Service (SIS), SIS is dedicated to developing leaders who are prepared to drive real change in global communities. International Relations Online attracts students from a wide range of fields, including military personnel, public-sector employees, non-profit workers, aspiring diplomats, and global advocates. Learn more about International Relations Online.

With both MPA@UNC and International Relations Online, you’ll benefit from the same top-ranked curriculum, courses, and renowned faculty as on-campus students. These programs are delivered through dynamic technology that allows for a fully interactive, face-to-face online learning experience. Students collaborate during live weekly classes, complete coursework, connect with faculty, and develop valuable relationships with professionals in a flexible, online format.

Learn more at

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