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Lobbying Profession Partners With DC Community to Provide Scholarships to Local Students


















Washington, DC – July 14, 2020 – Today the Hoops For Youth Foundation (HFYF), National Institute For Lobbying & Ethics (NILE), and Healthy Babies Project, Inc. (HBP) announced a new partnership which will immediately begin providing students in the District of Columbia who are interested in public-policy, an opportunity to attend the National Institute For Lobbying & Ethics nationally recognized Public-Policy Certificate program.

The National Institute For Lobbying & Ethics serves as the voice for those in the lobbying, public-policy, and grass-roots professions. Every citizen has a right to petition their government. NILE’s goal is to make sure everyone has that right and has the ethical tools to help them be effective.

“Today is a good day for the lobbying profession. This new partnership is a way for us to encourage students to look at public-policy as a real career option” stated Tommy Goodwin, President, NILE. “This partnership allows us to work directly with young people who may not have had access to programs and education like this. This is about taking steps to open up opportunities to every person living in our community. It’s about creating access to new educational and career paths for tomorrow’s leaders.” Added Goodwin.

The Hoops For Youth Foundation supports kids in our communities using basketball as the tool. Our goal is to provide the next generation of leaders an opportunity to grow and develop in an environment that offers opportunities not barriers.

“For 22-years the HFYF has been serving the DC community in a variety of ways. Today I’m excited about this expanded role we are going to play in the lives of some great kids” stated HFYF Treasurer Brad Knox. “This partnership provides DC youth with new opportunities and avenues to pursue as they consider their future careers” added Knox.

Healthy Babies Project, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit, community-based support organization helping at-risk D.C. families. HBP works with these families on breaking the cycle of poverty through programs designed to provide them with the strength, guidance, and tools they need to overcome the obstacles they face each day.

“This partnership is a chance to expose our young families to new opportunities that have never been available to them” stated Regine Elie, Executive Director, Healthy Babies Project, Inc. “At HBP part of our mission is to help young people in our community understand that education will change their path in life and create opportunities for success. This partnership will help us do that.” Added Elie.

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