3rd Annual TCA Turkish American Youth Leadership Congress


The Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) is accepting applications for the 3rd Annual Turkish American Youth Leadership Congress to be held November 3-6, 2016 in Washington, DC.

The Youth Leadership Congress is open to undergraduate/graduate students and recent graduates of Turkish American heritage who wish to become active in American civic and political life, contribute to U.S.-Turkey relations and the Turkish American community, and who are committed to advancing the TCA mission.

TCA will select up to 25 young Turkish Americans to participate in this exclusive, all-expenses-paid forum. Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Expand their knowledge of U.S.-Turkey relations and the political systems of both countries;
  • Meet members of Congress, diplomats and policy experts;
  • Increase their awareness of Turkish historical heritage in the United States and issues of importance to Turkish Americans;
  • Learn about effective advocacy in the American political system;
  • Develop leadership skills;
  • Become more active members of the Turkish American community; and
  • Establish networks with peers from across the United States.

The Youth Congress will include discussions with U.S. congressional staff, American and Turkish diplomats and scholars, and representatives of Turkish American community organizations, and there will be several opportunities to network with leaders in U.S.-Turkish relations and with other young Turkish Americans. The program will also feature events highlighting the cultural and national landmarks of Washington, DC.

TCA will provide assistance for transportation and/or lodging to individuals selected to attend the Congress.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

The deadline to apply for the TCA Turkish American Youth Leadership Congress is Monday, September 19, 2016.