GA P.A.T.H. [(P)roviding) (A)ccess T(o) the (H)alls] Program

Exposing minorities & women to careers in lobbying

This is a program for minorities and women interested in governmental affairs CAREERS ("lobbying") in the State of Georgia. This is specifically for those that do NOT want to run for office but those that want to ADVOCATE for a client or issue more than part time.

Disclaimer:

This is NOT a government sanctioned program or in any way connected to my legislative office. This is a PRIVATE, NON-PARTISAN program.

Press Release:
https://www.slideshare.net/DarshunSpeaks/press-release-class-announcement-2017

The Who?

• Lawyers or law students that don't want to practice law
• Activists that don't want to run for office
• Activists that want to lobby more than part time
• Current elected officials who think they need a "refresher" or inquisitive

The Why?

• Low presence of women and POC under the Gold Dome; largest black caucus; good number of women. The numbers don't add up.
• Lots of "run for office" programs and "advocate for your issue" programs but the GAP is here----not wanting to run for office but wanting to advocate more than part time.

How?

• Exposure ("Day in the life of....")
• Opportunity ("What types of opportunities for lobbying are there?)
• Connecting (Relationships)

Program Overview

Georgia P.A.T.H. Program

The Goal

Expose more adult women and minorities to careers in Georgia in Governmental Affairs or "lobbying"

Timeline

· Duration: 7 months (October-April)

· Applications open: August 1st-August 31st, 2018

· Selection of Inaugural Class: By Sept. 12th

Time Commitment

Internal Meetings:

October-December: Every 2nd Tuesday from 6-9 pm; January-April: Every 2nd Saturday starting in January from 9:00-12 pm

For the 2019 Class

August 2018- Applications OPEN. *Stay tuned for a Mentor/Alumni "Meet & Greet" event

September 2018- The 2019 class chosen by the Advisory Board and chosen applicants notified

October 2018- Signed MOU and program fees dues

Mid October 2018-April 2019- The 2019 GA P.A.T.H. Program class

Coming Soon Target Shows Campaign Announcement

Georgia P.A.T.H.

Creating Careers in Governmental Affairs

 

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Partnership Levels

Information from our last GA P.A.T.H. April 14th "Expo" Class

This was the last class for the Inaugural 2018 class and we had mentors and guests to join us to learn what we did over the last 7 months of the program.

Inaugural GA P.A.T.H. Program

Class of 2018 Graduates

Tracy Wilson

Tracy Wilson

Anthony Truitt

Anthony Truitt

Cassandra Kirk

Cassandra Kirk

Selection Committee Chair
Cheri-Elyse Lawrence

Cheri-Elyse Lawrence

John Moss

John Moss

Mentor Liaison
Johnny Williams

Johnny Williams

Member-at-Large
Kadedra Caldwell

Kadedra Caldwell

Curriculum Chair

Breka Tinch Curriculum Committee Member

Marlene Midgette Fosque

Marlene Midgette Fosque, Social Butterfly

Roderick Cunningham

Roderick Cunningham, Sponsorship Chair

Richie Scales

Richie Scales, Alumni Advocate

Solidad Nicolson

Solidad Nicolson

Event Coordinator
Pia Scott

Pia Scott

Advisory Board Chair

Bio

Rebecca West

Rebecca West

Shontiece Epps

Shontiece Epps

Taurus McClain

Taurus McClain

Theresa Davis

Theresa Davis

Tracy Neal

Tracy Neal

Allen Campbell

Allen Campbell Advisory Board Vice Chair