Scholarship and training program aimed at increasing career opportunities for Black students pursuing legal and public policy degrees
CHARLOTTE, NC, November 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Ally Financial Inc . (NYSE: ALLY) and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) announced today the 2022 cohort of Legal and Public Policy Consultants. Ally launched a scholarship and mentorship program with CBCF in 2021 to support Black students pursuing careers in law and public policy. Once implemented, Ally’s spending under the program will peak $260,000 every year.
“The rule of law and the proper administration of justice are central to our democratic government, and it is the role of lawyers and public policy makers to protect them,” he said. Scott Stengel, Senior Consultant at Ally. “Through this program we are able to open doors and create opportunities for students who may not have had the opportunity to pursue these prestigious careers and make a difference in the communities where we live and work. . Ally is proud to partner with CBCF in this mission. Walk alongside these amazing students as they move forward in their education and careers.”
Four Associate Legal Consultants will be awarded annually $20,000 scholarship will follow them through three years of law school. Public Policy Advisors receive two one-year terms $10,000 scholarship. The six Ally Advisors in the 2022 cohort are:
- Tiffany BoydAssociate Professor of Law – First year law student at UC Berkeleyand graduate of California State University San Marcos, Tiffaney has worked on policy and law as Legislative Director in the California State Legislature. Tiffaney is passionate about expanding current and future legislation to increase access, equity, and protections for low-income and minority communities of color.
- Nyala Carbado, Associate Professor of Law – Nyala is a first year law student in the University of Chicago Law School. In high school, Nyala successfully challenged and changed the dress code of their all-girls school so that students had the right to wear pants, rather than skirts or dresses, to events. of the school. Nyala followed her interest in law by enrolling at UCLA Law as a graduate student UCLA. Immediately after graduating from college, Nyala worked for the Women’s Center for Creative Arts and organized events such as fundraising to end food deserts Los Angeles. Leading up to law school, Nyala taught history and English to home-schooled high school students.
- Eric Jjemba, Associate Legal Counsel – A first-year law student at Yale Law School and a Harvard University graduate, Eric is passionate about educating voters about their civil rights. As an undergraduate, he left school to work with a non-profit organization focused on increasing voter participation. Philadelphia youth. She spent her days outside grocery stores and picking up student brochures to connect with eligible new voters and organized a virtual voter registration event that hosted more than 500 model to drive home the importance of voter registration – ultimately contributing to the city’s largest voter turnout in 36 years.
- Dominick WilliamsAssociate Professor of Law – Dominick is a first year law student at UC Berkeley, where he also earned his bachelor’s degree. In 2019, he testified before the California Legislature and called on Congressman Shirley Weber to repeal Proposition 209, a program that prohibited the use of race and gender in government. Weber later hired him as a legal assistant and continued to advise him on higher education matters.
- Kaylen ChaseAlly Public Policy Lecturer – Kaylen has an older brother Santa Clara University, expertise in politics and economics. A child of immigrants, Kaylen has always been interested in public policy and making government policy accessible to all. He was appointed as Santa Clara University a candidate for the Panetta Institute for Public Policy’s Congressional Internship Program, where he had first-hand experience in policymaking on Capitol Hill. As a staff member for a Congressman Jimmy Panetta of CaliforniaKaylen regularly speaks to constituents and teaches about the importance of fair government to ensure that everyone has a say in the policies that affect their lives.
- Natalia ThomasAlly Public Policy Lecturer – An old man Emory University with a major in politics, Natalia is passionate about serving others and plans to begin her career in public service. Inspired by his mother’s journey to master the English language after immigrating to the United States from the Dominican Republic, Natalia pursued Spanish fluency and now volunteers as an ESL teacher to immigrant adults. He has been involved in several research projects on topics such as affordable housing and officer-involved shootings in urban America, which led to his interest in public policy.
“Increasing career opportunities for diverse students, especially in underrepresented areas, is more than just funding. We need support and long-term support to cultivate a generation of the next Black leaders,” said Nicole Austin-Hillery, President and CEO at CBCF. “Our partnership with Ally has allowed us to build on the educational advancement and career pipeline for students, providing greater access and delivering solutions to meet their needs.”
In addition to their scholarship awards, Ally Advisors are matched with Ally policy and public policy experts who will help guide their academic and professional endeavors. Teams of mentors meet regularly based on each student’s needs, interests and goals, ensuring a highly personalized approach. Mentors provide support through formal meetings, extracurricular activities, and networking opportunities.
As part of the program, Ally Advisors also have access to other professionals and advisors in law firms, government agencies, and corporate and non-profit organizations.
“Creating real and meaningful relationships with these students is the hallmark of our mission,” the statement said Natasha I. Campbell, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President at Ally. “We’re there for them, not just financially, but in navigating the challenges of the legal and public policy environments. It’s exciting to see their passion and focus, and it’s a privilege to join them in their journey.”
Applications are now open for next year’s Law and Public Policy Scholarship January 2023. More information can be found here: https://www.cbcfinc.org/programs/scholarships/
About Ally Financial
Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) is a digital financial services company that is committed to its promise to “Get Right” for its consumer, commercial and corporate businesses. Ally is the creation of a leading private equity and insurance management firm, an award-winning digital equity bank (Friends Bank, Member FDIC and Home Equity Lender, which offers mortgage, point-of-sale personal loans, and a variety of savings and other financial products), a consumer credit card business, a corporate finance business for equity sponsors and mid-market companies. , and securities trading and investment advisory services. Our trademark is that we are more than a partner, and our focus is on helping our clients achieve their most powerful financial lives, taking into account what matters most to them. For more information, visit www.ally.com and follow @allyfinancial.
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