The Congressional Award Foundation is seeking alumni interested in engaging, learning and making connections that can lead to your next great opportunity. We are seeking alumni to engage with us at any level – as content contributors, speakers, mentors, job seekers and new Award earners. We want to learn from your journey.
Leverage your alumni network to find a mentor, land a great job, or get career advice. You may also check out our expert networking tips on our Career Center.
“Your network is your net worth!”
The first step is to build your LinkedIn profile. You will need this to link to our Alumni Network.
List us on your profile! On your LinkedIn profile, click “Add Section” and choose “Accomplishments”. Scroll down to your new section and click the +, then choose “Honor or Award”. List the title of your award as The Congressional Award Gold Medal and list the issuer as The Congressional Award. Then, enter the month and year you were approved. You can use the following description to add some detail:
The Congressional Award is U.S. Congress’ only charity and the highest honor bestowed upon youth civilians through the Senate and House. Established by Congress as a public-private partnership in 1979 under Public Law 96-114, the program encourages and recognizes initiative, service, and achievement in youth ages 14-23.
The Gold Medal requires 400 hours of Voluntary Public Service, 200 hours of Personal Development, 200 hours of Physical Fitness, and a 5-day, 4-night Expedition or Exploration – all over the span of at least 2 years. Visit www.congressionalaward.org to learn more about the program.
The second step is to register with the Congressional Award Alumni Network, and answer the following questions: