There’s no doubt about it. To win key races, North Carolina needs the best and brightest political minds ready to put their talents to work. Even the strongest candidates can’t win these races alone. They need well-trained staff to support them in the tough battles that lie ahead.
In 2013 and 2015, Lillian’s List hosted the Jamie Kirk Hahn Academy to train the next generation of progressive campaign staffers. We’ve trained 87 campaign staffers. Graduates have gone on to work on campaigns up and down the ticket from presidential to city council. Many continue to work in politics after their campaigns have ended. Attending the Jamie Kirk Hahn Academy is an excellent way to jumpstart a career in politics.
Founded in partnership with the Kirk and Hahn families to honor a dynamic young woman and political professional – Jamie Kirk Hahn, this training school seeks to train an “Army of Jamie’s” to further progressive political campaigns and causes across North Carolina.
The JKH Academy is a 3-day intensive training focused on the nuts and bolts of campaign management and organizing. From writing a campaign plan, fundraising, managing your campaign team, paid media, drafting a budget, polling, field, and digital, Jamie Kirk Hahn Academy trainees will leave with the tools needed to hit the ground running in the 2016 election cycle.
The 2017 Jamie Kirk Hahn Academy will be from November 17-19, 2017. Applications are now closed! We will be reaching back out to applicants throughout September and October. The decisions on who will be accepted will be finalized before mid-October. Thank you to everyone who applied!
Please contact LaMonique Hamilton Barnes if you have any questions about the JKH Academy!