Minority Leadership Program

The Minority Leadership Program develops the skills of talented students of traditionally marginalized communities, to help them become exemplary leaders in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

2020-2021 Board Member

Kai K. Martin

 

 

Kai K. Martin

Kai Martin is a Masters of Public Policy candidate, with a concentration in Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Law and Society from John Jay College of Criminal Justice where she graduated with honors. Passionate about serving her community, Kai volunteers with organizations such as TheDream.us, where she serves as an alumni council member, Immigrants Rising, where she works as an entrepreneur ambassador providing resources to undocumented entrepreneurs, and the Undocublack Network where she advocates on policies and topics affecting undocumented black communities. Adding to her public service work, Kai facilitates community workshops on mental health, domestic violence, immigration policies, and race relations. At the completion of her graduate program, she hopes to further her community services by partnering with local agencies to provide a variety of services and job training to domestic violence survivors, while continuing to advocate for disadvantaged social groups.

 

HISTORY:

Founded in Fall 2017 by former Trachtenberg student, Christopher Stevenson, the Minority Leadership Program (MLP) is a cohort made up of talented minority students enrolled at the Trachtenberg school. MLP provides these student leaders with unique opportunities and experiences to build leadership skills through leadership activities and professional development with leaders in policy, private, public and non-profit sectors. The MLP cohort seeks to advance the career opportunities of its members and inspire their ambitions with practical training sessions, networking opportunities, and speaker sessions. From mentorship programs to social events, the network and lasting friendships found within the MLP stay with members long after graduation.  


MISSION:

The Trachtenberg School's Minority Leadership Program develops the skills of talented students of traditionally marginalized communities, to help them become exemplary leaders in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

 

GOALS:

1. To connect the Trachtenberg School minority community and to enhance the professional development and leadership skills of its minority students.
2. To foster participants' leadership skills through their active participation in self-empowerment coaching by alumni, and participation in professional development activities.
3. To promote the success and inclusivity of minority professionals in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
4. To connect cohort members with mentors from successful GW minority and non-minority communities to advise them regarding issues, challenges and opportunities encountered in the workplace.
5. To create lasting relationships that will continue to empower minority students long beyond graduation.

 

Are you interested in joining the Minority Leadership Program? Are you a Minority student in the PhD, MPA, MPP, or ERPP program? Contact us at [email protected] to learn more about how MLP can work for you.  

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Orientation Week- Date TBA 

 

Meet MLP Leadership- A virtual conversation with current and former MLP board members

 

Monday, August 3rd at 5pm- Join the Tractenberg faculty leaders for a conversation with students of color at the Trachtenberg School. Special guest will be Mafona Shea, DEI Director for Columbian College (CCAS) at GW (please email us for invitation link)