2019 Summer Seminar Series

Academy, Zero Hunger

Develop your content knowledge and skills with the Congressional Hunger Center’s 2019 Summer Seminar Series “Ending Hunger at Home”

What is the Summer Seminar Series?

The 2019 Summer Seminar Series is a program of five learning sessions designed to equip participants with the knowledge, tools, and leadership skills to lead the fight against hunger in their home communities. Registration is free of charge and open to all summer interns in Washington, D.C.

What Will I Learn?

This series, held in different locations around Washington and delivered by experts in the field, will take the form of panels, workshops, and learning simulations, covering domestic and global hunger, the forces that drive them, and effective remedies. Professional and leadership development topics are woven throughout the curriculum, so all participants will develop their knowledge of hunger in addition to their leadership skills.

Participants will:

  • Ask questions of experts, from researchers to policy makers, about their careers and how they fight hunger
  • Learn about timely issues in the domestic and global anti-hunger fields
  • Network with each other and become familiar with a range of organizations that work to end hunger
  • Develop their skills as leaders in the fight against hunger and poverty, guided by the Hunger Center’s leadership capabilities model.
  • Receive hands-on professional development training
  • Return home ready to advocate for an end to hunger

Session Schedule

  • June 14, 2019: Introduction to domestic hunger and poverty; workshop on developing a personal theory of change.
  • June 28, 2019: Introduction to global hunger and poverty; workshop on effective communication and amplifying the voices of people directly impacted by hunger and poverty
  • July 12, 2019: Exploration of the root causes and the system failures that create domestic and global hunger and poverty
  • July 19, 2019: The policy making process; case studies of how advocacy impacts policy
  • August 2, 2019: How to end hunger at home; ending college student hunger; storytelling workshop and amplifying voices directly impacted by hunger and poverty.

All sessions last from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and are conducted in-person at locations throughout Washington D.C.

How Do I Register?

Registration for the 2019 Summer Seminar Series is now closed.

The Summer Seminar Series is a leadership development offering of the Congressional Hunger Center. Attendance at all sessions in strongly encouraged, but not required; individuals who attend at least 4 of the 5 trainings will receive a certificate from the Hunger Center. All interns are welcome! For more information on the Summer Seminar Series, contact Samantha Stevens.

This initiative is made possible with the generous support of the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation.

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