I want to share a couple of cool things going on in my Gmail account these days. First, i’m proud of myself for not letting my Gmail become a dump for spam and promotions. (somewhat due to the filter options, of course). Instead it’s become quite the portal for budding ideas; namely Google Groups. These two google groups are doing it right:
Policy Professionals of Color – NC- A “collective of emerging to mid career level public policy, political and government leaders sharing public service career, professional development and internship opportunities to cultivate the next phase of political leaders of Color in and from North Carolina”
- How to contribute: Email opportunities to Policyproffessionalsofcolor firstname.lastname@example.org and it will post to the group.
- Who’s involved: This group was started and is championed by Faith Leach, Policy Professional now working in Washington DC
- Connect with Faith
Talented Tenth Readers– As young people with drive, we often fail to connect with other like minded people. This book club is the first step to us breaking out of that habit. All books are free and portable document format (PDF) versions of new books will be be distributed monthly.
- How to contribute: Email the forum and request to join.
- Who’s Involved? Deryle Daniels, Jr. started and champions this group
Know of any other online groups for young professionals to share ideas and opportunities? Put it in the comments below!