We believe those closest to the problem are the best equipped with the solution. This grounding principle serves as the foundation of the Solís Policy Institute, and our alum Adrianna Griffith, a formerly incarcerated survivor, leader, and speaker. Adrianna’s previous work focused on providing direct services to individuals and families experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.
Adrianna said that one of her favorite parts of the Solís Policy Institute fellowship was building a relationship with her SPI mentor, “I was connected to others who could help me grow as a leader and advocate by providing me more opportunities to engage in the policy process as a consultant with lived experience.”
Adrianna shared with us her five reasons why applying to the SPI Fellowship was the right choice for her (and for you).
Adrianna’s Top 5 Reasons
- SPI helped me expand my knowledge and skills when it comes to advocating for good and meaningful policy change!
- I was able to build and maintain connections with various people in my class, creating a network of support for various different policy issues.
- SPI helped to prepare me for working full-time in community organizing and policy work.
- Through my SPI Mentor, I was connected to others who could help me grow as a leader and advocate by providing me more opportunities to engage in the policy process as a consultant with lived experience.
- IT WAS FREE!!! I didn’t have to pay a single thing and was able to learn from some of the best in the business.
Seize this extraordinary chance to join our network of over 600 alums like Adrianna and hone your policy skills. Embrace the opportunity to be a part of the SPI fellowship. Remember, the application deadline is July 19th, so make sure to submit your application soon. Apply and share!
Let’s continue to create the health, safety, and prosperity that we know is possible for ourselves and each other. Together, we can continue to transform California’s policy landscape and build our feminist future.