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Raise your voice in our nation’s capital!

Join NCJW members from around the country in Washington, DC and learn from experts, strengthen your advocacy skills, connect with activists, and storm Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers and their staff on critical issues.

This amazing event only happens once every three years. The next one will be in 2022.

At Washington Institute you will:

  • Strengthen your advocacy and leadership skills through interactive trainings.
  • Deepen your knowledge of the most pressing issues of the day through expert briefings and programs throughout the conference.
  • Get inspired by our amazing speakers who are on the frontlines of making change happen.
  • Network with smart, outspoken, and daring progressive people from across the country.
  • Experience the dynamic energy of the nation’s capital as you take your message to Congress.
  • Return home reinvigorated and inspired to continue your social justice work with new skills, ideas, and knowledge!

“I want to make a difference in my community by volunteering, leading, organizing, contributing. Where else can I do so much and have so much fun? NCJW/Essex suits me perfectly.”