30% of government employees are set to retire
State and local governments are where we tackle our nation’s toughest challenges. From ending mass incarceration to expanding access to high-quality pre-K, this is where we see our governments in action. But government is facing a talent crisis - many of our leaders do not reflect the backgrounds and lived experience of our communities, while trust in our public institutions is at an all-time low.
The next generation is frustrated with our political systems and passionate about social change, yet don't see government as the place to make their impact. If we want policy that is designed around people, we need to work within our government systems to drive transformational change at scale. Now more than ever we need emerging leaders from all backgrounds to step up to do the work that matters, where it matters.