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College to Congress

College to Congress systematically changes who writes our laws by empowering leaders from rural, low-income, and underrepresented communities.

Founded: 2016 by Audrey Henson

  • Program Area

    Education, Public Service & Civic Engagement
  • Location of Impact

    United States
  • Headquarters Location

    Washington DC, N/A, United States
  • Product Platforms

    Web
  • Budget

    $500,000 to $1,000,000
  • Founder Demographics

    Female

College to Congress is a bipartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization providing exceptionally bright students from diverse economic backgrounds the access and means to intern on Capitol Hill. This program was created as a direct response to the growing gap of income levels represented in Congress. Through our flagship internship program, College to Congress has provided over $380k in scholarships and to help jumpstart the congressional careers of 37 high-achieving, low-income students from around the country. In 2020, College to Congress launched C2C-U to expand our reach to students across the country who are passionate about public service.

Funders and Awards

William + Flora Hewlett Foundation, Democracy Fund, Toyota, MasterCard, United Airlines, Salesforce