Alumni News: July 2018

It's Leanne and Cecilia here - your IGNITE Alumni Ambassadors! We're feeling pumped after an incredible week at #YoungWomenRun in Washington, D.C. where we got to meet other alumni from across the country. We brunched, met with Congresswomen and got trained to run for office - check out the photo album here.


Get ready to hear from us this year as we organize voter registration efforts, help our IGNITE sisters run and win and get us all connected to potential jobs and to each other.

If you have any ideas about what the IGNITE Alumni Network can offer you, send us an email and let us know.

Looking forward to meeting you this year and electing thousands of women to office!

Yours truly,

Leanne Bolaño 
IGNITE Alumni Ambassador 
IGNITE Alumni - ‘14

Cecilia Silva
IGNITE Alumni Ambassador
IGNITE Alumni - ‘17

A Few Awesome Alumni!

Alumni Jocelyn Yow is running for city council in her hometown of Eastvale, California to advocate for her city and provide the tools to create a strong, family-oriented community. Growing up in a working-class immigrant family, her parents instilled in her the importance of community service. Jocelyn previously served as an immigration specialist for Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and a district representative for the California State Senate upon graduating from the University of California, Berkeley.

Ajiri Joseph, President of the IGNITE chapter at Agnes Scott College, is interning with IGNITE on the #VoteTwice program and is recruiting alumni to serve as Canvass Captains. Ajiri’s immigrant family background drives her passion for voter registration and belief that everyone who has the right to vote should exercise it to improve their community.

Kinsey Morrison, a recent graduate and the founding President of IGNITE - Stanford Women in Politics, is passionate about helping more women run for public office, reforming immigration policy and desegregating the American South. Kinsey co-founded Lead for America, a new non-profit which will build the next generation of civic leaders through a two-year fellowship program in local government for recent graduates.

Be a Canvass Captain for #VoteTwice!

We need your help! IGNITE partnered with Cosmopolitan and Rock The Vote to bring you #VoteTwice, and we have an audacious goal of registering thousands of new voters. To help register voters in your community contact Ajiri Joseph at 

#IGNITEinAction #IGNITEAlumni

COACH Convention - June 9, 2018

Alumni asked for academic and career guidance from IGNITE, and we gave it to them at the inaugural COACH Convention at Brookhaven College! Participants from across Dallas-Fort Worth met with mentors and community leaders who helped them develop skills necessary for their next steps. We’re bringing COACH to more cities soon!

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Alumni in Washington, D.C. - June 24-27, 2018

Alumni converged on Washington, D.C. for Young Women Run 2018. Alumni living and working in D.C. met for food and fellowship to reconnect and welcome those in town for YWR. After YWR concluded, Alumni Ambassadors Leanne Bolaño and Cecilia Silva outlined plans for 2018-2019, visited the Capitol and met with congressional leaders.

Pay it Forward: Support new IGNITE women!

Has IGNITE helped propel you forward? Then pay it forward and join the "2018 Club" as a founding funder, in celebration of the 2018 launch of the Alumni Network. When you donate $20.18, you'll join an illustrious group of alumni who’ve stepped up to pay it forward. Your donation sponsors current participants on their path towards political leadership. Our goal is 100 alumni gifts of $20.18 to raise $2,018 before the end of 2018! Give $20.18 to join and feel good knowing your donation is supporting a current participant.

IGNITE's online store is OPEN

IGNITE political power in every young woman! Support IGNITE and buy your friends and loved ones merchandise with a message. We have our classic t-shirt plus a few new colors and styles - hoodies, tanks, totes, phone cases and more! A portion of your purchase goes to IGNITE's programs. Get your gear today!