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Spring 2018 Interns!
Spring 2018 Interns!
The American Council of Young Political Leaders, a small 501c3 organization, seeks applications for full or part-time interns.   The American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) is...
11-29-2017 posted by Acypl
[Alumni Reflection] Alena Popova: “I have used many techniques that I saw in US”
[Alumni Reflection] Alena Popova: “I have used many techniques that I saw in US”
I know about elections firsthand. At the time of the 2012 Elections Exchange program, I already had taken part as a candidate in the 2011 Russian Parliamentary elections....
11-03-2016 posted by Acypl
[Alumni Reflection] Colmon Elridge: “I left a chunk of my heart with the people of Tunisia”
[Alumni Reflection] Colmon Elridge: “I left a chunk of my heart with the people of Tunisia”
As a kid who grew up in rural Kentucky, sometimes homeless and consistently poor, I never thought I would have the opportunity to travel within the United States,...
05-17-2016 posted by Acypl
[Alumni Reflection] Holly Chisa: Ancient Country at a Modern Crossroads
[Alumni Reflection] Holly Chisa: Ancient Country at a Modern Crossroads
The moment I knew we were somewhere different came at dinner about a week into our exchange.  We were eating in a small room in the back of...
05-17-2016 posted by Acypl
[Alumni Reflection] Katie Loovis: “Your head might hurt, but your heart will be full”
[Alumni Reflection] Katie Loovis: “Your head might hurt, but your heart will be full”
  Complex. That’s how I often describe Israel and the West Bank. There are religious, political, economic, geographic, cultural, and social layers that make me believe this is...
05-09-2016 posted by Acypl
[Alumni Reflection] Clay Middleton: “Building tolerance and increasing understanding”
[Alumni Reflection] Clay Middleton: “Building tolerance and increasing understanding”
  Being selected as a delegate to the West Bank and Israel in 2012 with the ACYPL provided me with great exposure to a culture and perspective that...
05-03-2016 posted by Acypl
Support ACYPL this season!
Support ACYPL this season!
Through ACYPL, Htoo Kyaw Win got the opportunity to share with President Obama how ACYPL changed his life and work in Myanmar. That’s not the only thing we were...
12-11-2015 posted by Acypl
Our Year on Twitter: Top 12 Moments in 2015
Our Year on Twitter: Top 12 Moments in 2015

We've created our very own rendition of the "12 Days of Christmas," using social media from the past year. For every month this year, we selected one Tweet about our exchanges that earned the highest number of interactions online. From special throwback photos, to meeting President Obama, to exploring new parts of the world, our Tweets have captured the essence of ACYPL and the importance of international bipartisan exchange.

12-11-2015 posted by Acypl
[Professional Fellows Congress Fall ’15] “Making It Matter: Changing the World One by One”
[Professional Fellows Congress Fall ’15] “Making It Matter: Changing the World One by One”

In November, 240 Professional Fellows from 43 countries and territories participated in the Professional Fellows Congress hosted by ACYPL in Washington, DC. The

11-30-2015 posted by Acypl
[US to Hungary + Croatia ’15] Donalyn Dela Cruz: “Admitting Day”
[US to Hungary + Croatia ’15] Donalyn Dela Cruz: “Admitting Day”
August 21, 2015 marked another Admissions Day in Hawaii. It’s a State recognized holiday that isn’t celebrated due to its storied past. In 1959, when we joined the Union, there...
11-03-2015 posted by Acypl

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ACYPL Virtual Programs 2020

With the launch of so much new programming, here is a snapshot of our work in 2020. This year ACYPL programs look a little different – but as...

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Alumni Reflection: Candace Gerritsen (Vietnam 2019)

Professional Fellows Program to Vietnam Reflection by Candace Gerritsen, October 2019 The Illinois Chamber hosted a Fellow from the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) Program in...

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2020 New Board of Trustees Members!

  We are proud to welcome Tami Jackson Buckner (Australia 2009), Mike Inganamort (Morocco & Tunisia 2016), Bret Perkins (New Zealand 2013), DiAnne Graham (North Macedonia 2019), and...

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Alumni Reflection: Kevin Winge (Malaysia 2018)

Never in my life do I remember an out-of-the-blue phone conversation that turned into a transformational experience. When Kaylee Boalt, from the American Council of Young Political Leaders...

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