The second year of this free program recently concluded in November 2016. The six sessions, held at Thomas Edison State University in Trenton, were conducted over six months, and were designed to build advocacy and leadership skills among those who have direct experience with homelessness and poverty. Each session focused on a different topic, such as effective communication and telling your story, the legislative process, working with the media, and more. The goal was to increase participants' capacity to take on influential roles on issues pertinent to their lives and to connect them to advocacy opportunities throughout the state. We received significant positive feedback from our 11 program participants and our many guests, all of whom traveled from throughout the state to participate in the program. Stay tuned for info on the next round of the program, which we anticipate commencing in early 2017! Learn more at njceh.org/gsl.