The dedicated ANCA Hovig Apo Saghdejian Capital Gateway Program Advisory Committee members, alumni and network of mentors welcome CGP fellows to DC and ensure each receives the guidance and support and support they need to succeed in Washington, DC
Former and current Armenian American Congressional staff members offer their insights on working on Capitol Hill during a CGP orientation session.
Former Glendale Mayor and current City Councilman Zareh Sinanyan and Montebello Mayor Jack Hadjinian were on hand at the ANCA Hovig Apo Saghdejian Capital Gateway Program networking mixer, joined here with then CGPAC Chairman Dan Stepanian Bennett and Ms. Jocelyn Aramian Micolucci, whose family has graciously supported establishment of the ANCA Martha Aramian Armenian Cultural Center, which houses CGP fellows.
CGP Alumni kick off the 2014 ANCA Hovig Apo Saghdejian Capital Gateway Program orientation in Fall, 2014.
The ANCA Hovig Apo Saghdejian Capital Gateway Program alumni and fellows welcome one and all prospective candidates to the nation's capital.
Leo Sarkisian Internship
The ANCA Leo Sarkisian Summer Internship program, now in its 26th year, provides student leaders and activists an opportunity to participate in an eight week intensive program designed to give them the tools necessary to effectively advance issues of concern to the Armenian American community on the federal, state and local level. This program requires a separate application process.
The ANCA Leo Sarkisian Internship (LSI) Program is a cornerstone of the ANCA’s nationwide efforts to educate, motivate, and activate Armenian American youth to expand advocacy efforts in their hometowns and campuses. During the eight-week Washington, DC program, interns live at the Capital Gateway House, located a short distance from the ANCA National Headquarters. The participants work on a wide variety of projects based on their individual interests, while gaining hands-on experiences within the American political system. A bi-weekly lecture series features guest lecturers, including Members of Congress, Ambassadors, and Armenian-American leaders.
Established in 1985, the ANCA Summer Internship Program is named after the late Leo Sarkisian, an ANCA Eastern U.S. leader who spearheaded grassroots activism for more than four decades. The program has hundreds of alumni across the world, spreading the message of truth and justice for the Armenian Genocide, freedom for Artsakh, and a secure, prosperous, and democratic Armenian homeland.