“Leadership is action, not position. Even if you’re leading no one else, you’re leading yourself.””
Joan Mooney, Executive Director and CEO of The Faith & Politics Institute in Washington DC, came together with our youth and staff for an online leadership seminar.
We discussed how some of the Civil Rights movement’s most successful leaders were everyday young people who stepped forward with courage and willingness to transform themselves to serve others and sacrificed to make positive changes.
Joan Mooney leads The Faith & Politics Institute in fulfilling its mission, working closely with political leaders at the intersection of their values and public service. President Barack Obama nominated Mooney in May 2009 and the U.S. Senate confirmed her to serve as Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs, leading Congressional and Legislative Affairs for the second largest federal Department.
The Freedom Center continues to turn on a dime, increasing our online classes and sessions during the shelter-in-place order. We are bringing experts from around the world with feet-on-the-ground experience in organizing, civic engagement and public service together with our youth and staff.
This is an excellent time to study the relevance and importance of transforming ourselves to make change in the world.