NAMI NYC Advocacy Ambassador Application
Thank you for your interest in becoming a NAMI NYC Advocacy Ambassador.

The NAMI NYC Advocacy Ambassador program provides families and individuals impacted by mental illness with the skills and training needed to meet with elected officials and create change in their communities. Ambassadors will participate in a training series that teaches best practices for meeting with elected officials and building the relationships required to achieve policy wins. After their training, Advocacy Ambassadors will be champions for policy that impacts the mental health of New Yorkers in their communities, and will be responsible for making sure elected officials in their area are informed about and supportive of important mental health issues. Ambassadors are also dedicated to building grassroots power by assisting friends, family, and other community members with contacting their own elected officials, and explaining the importance of supporting policies that will allow families and individuals impacted by mental illness to live their best lives.

Please note that our program only considers applicants who reside in one of NYC's five boroughs.
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Ambassador Expectations
With the assistance of NAMI-NYC staff, NAMI Ambassadors are expected to do the following:
- Complete NAMI Smarts and/or Ambassador 101 training
- Contact district elected official at least 4x/year
- Attend quarterly Ambassador meetings
- Attend Albany Advocacy Day or NYC Advocacy Week
Will you be able to meet the expectations of the Ambassador program? *
If unable to meet these expectations you can still meet with a staff member to talk more about the program and determine how you can still be involved in advocacy work.
First Name *
Last Name *
Street Address: *
City *
Zip Code *
Email address *
Phone Number *
Are there any policy issues related to mental health that you would like to work on?
How did you find out about the program(e.g: NAMI NYC website, email, staff referral, web search, word of mouth) ? *
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