The Los Angeles Chapter was launched and has grown to over 1,500 strong so far. In addition to being an avenue for positive public service and good works, we provide opportunities for our board and members to increase their proficiency in Leadership through projects and events 

Young Government Leaders Los Angeles (YGL-LA aka @ygl_la) is a leadership development and community ser- vice organization. As YGL-LA’s President I was a key speaker at the Senior Leaders Roundtable and the Rising Leaders conference. At these events I discussed the ladders and lattices of advancing in a career in government and the specific tools the chapter is providing its board and active members to succeed now and into the future.

Our board includes federal employees from disparate agencies and a student ambassadors member as part of our outreach to the next generation of leaders. This year, our outreach included volunteering to teach business basics and economics to a local elementary school class as part of Junior Achievement. The entrepreneurial spirit and en- thusiasm for new ideas displayed by those future leaders was infectious. Nextgen 2017 was as engaging as ever and Mike, YGL-LA’s VP shared his experience from this year’s training summit held in Washington, DC. There was networking, benefit specialists, informational booths, a game room, breakout sessions, incredible keynote speakers, and inspiring public service awardees.

Young Government Leaders Los Angeles is a leader and hub of information in all things related to federal service in the Los Angeles area. We finished the year, doing just that at Pepperdine’s Graduate School of Public Policy (@PepPublicPolicy). The board and representatives from federal agencies discussed the benefits of federal service and the many options avenues available to recent graduates and mid-career public servants. We provided advice on making the most of available mentoring and shadowing opportunities and crafting a succinct resume to highlight unique experiences and education.

We’ve reached almost three times our size since 2015 and we’ve only scratched the surface.

Stay connected, get involved and have fun as you prepare yourself for the challenges of public service. For daily news and discussion regarding all things government in LA, Check us out on Instagram. You can also like us on Facebookfollow us on Twitter @YGL_LA, and join us on GovLoop!


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