Application
We are interested in learning more about who you are, your interests in politics and your community, when and if you may run for office, and why you are applying to this training. There are no “right” answers to the questions below. Please answer honestly and openly.

IMPORTANT: *WE ALSO SUGGEST THAT WHEN YOU GET TO THE SHORT ESSAYS AT THE END, YOU WRITE ALL THREE IN A WORD DOCUMENT, SAVE IT, AND THEN COPY AND PASTE THEM INTO THE FIELDS!* If anything were to happen (computer freezing, internet dropping a connection etc.,) and you need to fill out the application again, this will make the process much faster! Thank you for your understanding!

ATTENTION NALP ALUMNI: We added some new questions to this year’s application and would ask that you re-fill out the entire form excluding the short essay questions and the reference section (unless they need to be updated or changed). Since both of these sections are required in order for the system to let you proceed, please put N/A in the text boxes so that your application can go through.
NALP Trainings
Please indicate which training you are applying to. *
If you are interested in a training or program in another state in the future, please indicate which one below.
BASIC CONTACT INFO
First Name: *
Middle Name:
Last Name: *
Street 1 *
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City: *
State: *
Zip: *
Date of Birth: *
(MM/DD/YEAR)
Phone: *
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Cell phone:
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Email Address: *
Please retype email address: *
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POLITICAL AWARENESS
How closely do you follow national politics? *
How closely do you follow state politics? *
How closely do you follow local politics? *
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Are you part of a faith community? *
Are you a member of a PTA? *
Are you a member of a union? *
Are you a member of a professional trade organization? *
Are you a staff or board member of a community-based organization? *
Are you a staff or board member of a community board? *
Are you a staff or board member of a service organization? (E.g. you contribute regularly to the work of a community-based organization that provides charitable services). *
How close do you feel to your family and friends? *
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND POLITICAL AWARENESS
DID YOU?
Vote in the 2014 Midterm Election? *
Vote in the 2012 Presidential Election? *
Vote in any local elections in the last 2 years? *
Write a letter to a newspaper in the last 2 years? *
Join a political interest group/club in the last 2 years? *
Contact a public official (letter, email, phone, meeting etc.) in the last 2 years? *
Contribute money to a campaign in the last 2 years? *
Volunteer for a political candidate in the last 2 years? *
Join a community group to address a local issue in the last 2 years? *
Volunteer for a community project in the last 2 years? *
Attend a city council or school board meeting in the last 2 years? *
Serve on the board of a non-profit in the last 2 years? *
Use social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) to spread the word about an issue you cared about in the last year? *
POLITICAL ATTITUDES
When you think of politics in the United States, do you feel: *
Check all that apply.
Required
What are the 3 biggest issues facing the United States right now? *
PLEASE SELECT 3 from the list below.
Required
Do you feel that immigration is an issue that needs to be addressed by the federal government? *
Do you feel that Congress should pass comprehensive immigration reform? *
Do you feel that the US is too lenient with undocumented immigrants? *
Do you feel that we need more border security? *
Do you feel that immigration is a national-security issue? *
Do you feel that it is easy for a foreign-born person to be elected to public office? *
Do you feel that discrimination is still a big issue facing racial and ethnic minorities in this country? *
RUNNING FOR OFFICE
Are you interested in running for public office? *
If yes, in what time frame do you expect to run?
If you were to run (are running), which office would you seek? *
Please name the city, state, or other national office:
What is one quality that makes you a good potential candidate?
If you are not planning on running, please tell us why:
BASIC DEMOGRAPHICS
Please check appropriate box. Please note the questions in this section are optional and are for informational purposes only.
Gender: *
Race/Ethnicity (you may check more than one):
Click on all that apply
Were you born in the U.S?
Clear selection
If no, please indicate your country of birth:
If no, please indicate the year you came to the U.S.
Were both your parents born in the U.S?
Clear selection
If no, please indicate mother’s birthplace:
If no, please indicate father’s birthplace:
Do you identify as an immigrant?
Clear selection
If yes, what generation?
Are you the first person in your family to go to college?
Clear selection
Do/did you identify as an international student?
Clear selection
Do you identify as part of a military family?
Clear selection
Do you identify as a member of the working class?
Clear selection
Do you identify as a veteran?
Clear selection
Do you identify as parent or a guardian?
Clear selection
Do you consider yourself to be LGBTQ?
Clear selection
Do you identify as anything else?
Please indicate your religious preference:
What political party do you affiliate with?
Your answer will in no way affect our acceptance decisions and is for informational purposes only.
Clear selection
HOUSEHOLD
Please indicate your household income:
Clear selection
Please indicate the number of people in your household
Clear selection
Relationship status:
EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT
Please indicate the highest level of education completed *
If currently enrolled, mark the previous highest degree received.
Please indicate major
Please list your top three sources for news and current affairs (I.e. NPR, New York Times, CNN, Fox News etc. ) *
Source 1
*
Source 2
*
Source 3
Employment Status *
Occupation *
OUTCOME
What do you want out of this training? *
Check all that apply.
Required
References
Please List 2 References.
Reference #1 NUMBER OF YRS ACQUAINTED *
Reference #1 NAME *
Reference #1 TITLE *
Reference #1 COMPANY *
Reference #1 PHONE *
Reference #2 NAME *
Reference #2 TITLE *
Reference #2 COMPANY *
Reference #2 PHONE *
Reference #2 NUMBER OF YRS ACQUAINTED *
RECRUITMENT
Which of the following options do you think is the most effective way for you to get government to address a political issue? *
Generally speaking, do you think most elected officials are qualified for the positions they hold? *
Have you ever held elective public office? *
Have you ever held elective public office? *
If yes, what office?
If no, have you ever run for public office? *
If yes, what office?
If you have never run for office, have you ever thought about running for office?
Clear selection
If you have thought about running have you ever taken the following steps? *
Yes
No
N/A
Discussed running with party leaders?
Discussed running with friends and family?
Discussed running with community leaders
Solicited or discussed financial contributions with potential supporters?
Investigated how to place your name on the ballot?
Regardless of your interest in running for office, have any of the following ever suggested that you run for office? *
Yes
No
An official from a political party?
A co-worker?
An elected official?
A friend or acquaintance?
A spouse or partner?
A member of your family?
A political activist?
Would you be more likely to run if: *
Yes
Probably
No
Someone from work suggested you run?
Someone from a political party of the community suggested you run?
You had more free time?
A friend suggested you run?
You had more impressive professional credentials?
A spouse or partner suggested you run?
You were more financially secure?
You had fewer family responsibilities?
There were more issues you were passionate about?
You knew there was a lot of support for your candidacy?
You had previous campaign experience?
You had more training from groups like NALP?
You had more public speaking experience?
Campaigns were publicly financed?
SELF-PERCEIVED QUALIFICATIONS
How qualified to you feel to run for office? *
2) If you ran for office right now, how likely do you think you would be to win your first campaign? *
POLITICAL SOCIALIZATION
When you were growing up, how frequently did your parents discuss politics with you? *
Did your parents ever encourage you to run for office? *
ROLE MODELS
If there were more elected officials that share your race/ethnicity, would that encourage you to run for office? *
ISSUES
How have the recent debates over immigration changed your attitudes about running for public office? *
Section VI. Short Essays
Please answer the following 3 short essay questions in full (*AGAIN, WE HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU WRITE THESE FIRST IN A WORD PROCESSOR, SAVE THEM, AND THEN COPY AND PASTE THEM INTO THE FIELDS BELOW*):
1. In 200 words or less, describe your previous experience with immigrant communities, personally or professionally. *
2. In 200 words or less, discuss why or why not you feel you would be a good potential candidate for office. *
3. In 200 words or less, discuss the barriers your feel you will face running for office and how you hope to overcome them. *
Relevant Experience
Please send an email to info@newamericanleaders.org and attach a resume as a separate PDF document. Be sure to indicate all relevant job experience as well as work and community involvement.

Please indicate in the subject heading of your email: 2015 NALP APPLICATION and YOUR NAME.
SCHOLARSHIP
We ask our participants to pay $150 dollars to participate in the training. We understand that this would be a financial hardship for some. We offer a limited number of $50 and $100 scholarships to participants who demonstrate financial need.
Will you need a scholarship to attend one of our trainings? *
If so, how much would you need?
Clear selection
Please explain, why do you need this scholarship?
How did you hear about us?
How did you hear about the training? *
If it was not through one of the organizations listed below, feel free to enter the individual and/or organization in the "other" box.
Required
BEFORE SUBMITTING
Please send an email to info@newamericanleaders.org and attach a resume as a separate PDF document. Be sure to indicate all relevant job experience as well as work and community involvement.

Please indicate in the subject heading of your email: 2015 NALP APPLICATION and YOUR NAME.
AFFIRMATION
Thank you for completing the 2015 NALP Application. Please be sure to press SUBMIT for this completed application and send your resume attachment to info@newamericanleaders.org.

By pressing SUBMIT you affirm that you have completed all required personal information, filled in all sections of this application, including all short essay questions, and included any additional, required attachments. Finally, you declare that all information that you have provided in this application is correct to the best of your knowledge.

The New American Leaders Project does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, immigration status, marital status, political affiliation, sex, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
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