C2C Fellows started as a series of campus-to-congress conversations in 2010. Our first leadership workshop occurred in the fall of 2011. Since then, we’ve trained over 500 young leaders from across the country. Visit our upcoming events page for information about upcoming workshops.
Academic Year 2013-2014 From October 2013 through April 2014 we hosted 5 weekend leadership trainings in Massachusetts, California, New York, Florida, and Illinois. Currently, over 500 young leaders nationwide are part of the C2C Fellows network.
April 17, 2013: A National Conversation on Democracy and Climate
The C2C Fellows and Bard Center for Environmental Policy hosted A National Conversation on Democracy and Climate on April 17, 2013. Anchored in a screening of climate documentary The Island President and an interactive national discussion, this event brought thousands of people together from across the country and the world to discuss corruption, democracy, and climate change. This event was organized to start a conversation, to bring diverse communities together to learn from the story of the Maldives, and to continue the work of C2C Fellows: to empower champions to create change from positions of leadership in universities, businesses, and governments. Check out the event website for more.
Academic year 2012-2013
From October 2012 through April 2013 we hosted six weekend leadership trainings, in Tennessee, New York, Missouri, Colorado, Michigan and Oregon. By the end of our final workshop in April, we had trained over 250 young leaders.
In the spring of 2012, C2C Fellows held our second and third regional workshops-- one in Athens, GA at the University of Georgia and the other at Oberlin College in Ohio. Overall, over 60 Fellows completed the C2C weekend workshop by the end of this academic year.
Fall 2011: C2C Fellows Launch Workshop
The inaugural C2C Fellows launch workshop occurred on December 2nd-4th, 2011. Twenty-five Fellows convened at Bard College for a weekend of skills training and critical discussion on the future of the planet. Majora Carter delivered the keynote address on Friday evening: an inspiring speech on developing a leadership career.
Fall 2010/Spring 2011
During the fall of 2010 and spring of 2011, the Bard Center for Environmental Policy sponsored skype dialogues between campus and congress on energy, climate and jobs as part of our C2C/EARTHweeks initiative. To participate, faculty just needed to express their interest: our C2C team did the rest. We invited, scheduled, provided student access to policy resources, suggested questions, and more to ensure these conversations were successful. We even staffed the DC end of the skype dialogs, bringing a laptop to the office of Senators or Congresspeople at the appointed time. C2C/EARTHweeks helped hundreds of students, faculty and staff in states and congressional districts across the country engage with, and inform, the critical decisions concerning our future being made in Washington.