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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference Events


National Voter Registration Day #VoteReady

For several years, IMPACT’s #VoteReady campaign has leveraged digital tools towards increasing civic awareness and participation.  As the mid-term elections draw closer, IMPACT is accelerating the #VoteReady campaign; it starts with National Voter Registration Day.

Join us as we showcase innovators working on tools that are improving civic participation and discuss how technology is creating new opportunities for citizens to interact with their government.

Confirmed Participants:

EZ Street -93.9 WKYS DC Radio Host
Courtney Curtis – (MO State Representative D-073) – Represents Ferguson, MO
Ify Ike – Black and Brown People Vote

September 23, 2014
Busboys and Poets


IMPACT National Voter Registration Day 2014 #CBCFALC14

Emerging Leaders Town Hall

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Emerging Leaders Town Hall highlights the significant contributions from as well as the challenges and opportunities facing young professionals of color in the United States and around the world.

This year,  the discussion will focus on economic justice and social justice.

Confirmed Participants:

Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV)
Compton, Calif. Mayor Aja Brown
Sharon Lettman-Hicks – National Black Justice Coalition
Andrew Gillum, Mayor of Tallahassee, Fla.
Ledisi – Singer, Songwriter, and Humanitarian
Phillip Agnew – Dream Defenders
Deon Jones – youngest elected official (ANC) in the history of Washington, D.C.
Angela Rye – IMPACT Strategies
Brandon Davis – SEIU, National Political Director

September 25, 2014
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Room 201



The Art of Social Entrepreneurship

IMPACT is partnering with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Alumni Association to empower entrepreneurs who harness the power of innovation towards positive change in our communities.

At the 44th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference, innovators, advocates, and entrepreneurs will meet to discuss the pursuit of innovative solutions to social problems, and hear the latest ideas from the mouths of their creators.

September 26, 2014
Walter E. Washington Convention Center


IMPACT Your World!

We have gathered a group of leaders in the field of social innovation and social enterprise to engage and serve as coaches and judges. Submit your idea below for the chance to pitch it at “The Art of Social entrepreneurship.”

Submit your idea by September 12, 2014 to be considered. After submission, the public will vote on the ideas with the most popular ideas in each category getting to pitch at the event.

Submit Your Idea



PREVIEW: A Red Carpet Affair

Join us at PREVIEW, the preeminent networking event for young professionals during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference.

Young leaders from around the world will join Member of Congress to celebrate our IMPACT Leaders from the past year. Our IMPACT Leader of the Year from 2014 will be announced.

Click below to vote for the 2014 IMPACT Leader of the Year!


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Founded in 2006 by young professionals of color, IMPACT, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, understands the importance of providing young professionals with the skills, relationships and experiences necessary to be successfully professionally and philanthropically. As such, IMPACT provides a unique platform for young leaders to develop and enhance strategies to effect positive change.

IMPACT was established to foster civic engagement, to increase knowledge of the political and legislative processes, and to enhance economic empowerment opportunities for other young professionals ages 18 to 40.

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