All levels of government in the United States will include equitable representation from the Latinx community and all governmental policies will reflect the perspectives and address the needs of our Nation’s Latinx community.
While ALLP will address challenges that historically have impacted the Latinx community, such as immigration, ALLP will cultivate, magnify and inject Latinx experts into the national dialogue on a range of topics not typically associated with the Latinx community. We seek to integrate Latinx experts such that our community assumes meaningful participation across all segments of public service and national challenges.
The future prosperity and security of our Nation depends upon the meaningful inclusion of our Latinx community’s cultural, economic, political and thought leaders. The ALLP expands the inclusion and participation of the Latinx community in public service by:
(1) Identifying the equity gaps in governmental and policy positions where greater representation from the Latinx community is needed.
(2) Creating a searchable database of senior level governmental positions for those seeking a career in the public sector.
(3) Identifying and recruiting Latinx policy/management experts through existing networks.
(4) Promoting the appointment and hiring of Latinx experts in equitable numbers across government.
(5) Encouraging the development of a Latinx leadership pipeline through the promotion of policies and programs that train the next generation of Latinx leaders to become substantive policy experts who understand how government works.
ALLP will sponsor six programs that are designed to support the next generation of Latinx policy leaders and provide them with a platform from which to advocate for the Nation’s Latinx community.
ALLP Leadership Development Program: Latinx policy professionals are significantly underrepresented in the Federal government. Only 8% of Federal workers are Latinx (compared to 18% in the civilian labor force) and only 4% of the Federal government’s Senior Executive Service are Latinx. ALLP’s Leadership Development Program will cooperate with existing leadership development programs within the government, academia and the private sector, but will focus specifically on the intersection between policy development, program administration, and leadership skills required to be successful in the Federal government.
ALLP Policy Experts Forum: Policy development in D.C. is dominated by think tanks and special interest groups, including some with a Latinx focus on key issues facing the Latinx community, such as immigration reform. But no single platform exists for Latinx policy experts who advocate for the community as a whole. This excludes the Latinx community from having a coherent voice on many issues, such as national security, voter protection, and banking/finance. The ALLP Policy Experts Forum will be an electronic platform from which Latinx experts will publish papers, present speeches and media articles, and conduct joint research.
ALLP Mentor/Protégé Program: ALLP members will share their expertise and knowledge with next gen Latinx policy leaders through the ALLP Mentor/Protégé Program. This will be an annual program that matches ALLP Associate Members with ALLP Members who can help the next generation of Latinx policy leaders advance their careers.
ALLP Job & Resume Bank: The Federal government’s USAJobs portal and hiring process is indecipherable to anyone who does not have some experience in the Federal government. In addition, employers in both the public and private sector searching for highly qualified Latinx candidates do not have a single place where they can search for candidates. The ALLP Job & Resume Bank will fill that void by storing resumes of Latinx candidates and also providing a platform for employers to advertise and search for applicants.
ALLP Leadership Summit: ALLP will host an annual Leadership Summit designed to bring together policy experts who will debate the most critical policies issues facing the Latinx community and experts in leadership development programs who will identify best practices that raise the next generation of Latinx policy leaders up to the highest levels of government and private industry. The Summit will feature workshops on leadership development, policy discussions about important issues of the day, and mentoring opportunities.
ALLP Public Service Executive Recruitment Program: Currently, organizations have a significant shortage of Latinx executives in the C-Suite, whether in the public or private sectors. ALLP’s Public Service Executive Recruitment Program will solicit the interest of highly qualified Latinx candidates who wish to pursue a career in public service and help them achieve their goals, whether it is serving in a Presidential Administration or on the Board of Directors of a non-profit.
ALLP is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization to benefit the Latinx community. The ALLP Board of Directors is comprised of Latinx professionals representing diverse professions from across the country.
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