About Our Mentorship Program
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City government can be one of the most rewarding places to work, but it can also be one of the most challenging environments to pursue and grow your career. Among the layers of bureaucracy, it becomes easy to lose sight of your aspirations for making a positive impact on your community. But the City Hall Fellows Network believes that a dedicated, sustained local government workforce is key in making an impact. We believe in the huge value of connecting mentors and mentees to help prepare and inspire the next generation of civic leaders who can manage the needs of our cities.
What makes the CHF Mentorship Program different?
Although there are many professional development opportunities, the City Hall Fellows Network brings together years of experience in organizing high caliber groups of young professionals and helping them succeed in city governments through the right combination of inspiration, practical skills, and support from fellow professionals. We leverage unique working knowledge in the cities and regions where we have active alumni and friends—knowledgeable, talented, and ambitious professionals that care about making an impact.
Our seven-month mentorship program provides opportunities to meet other folks who share your passions and ambitions, learn skills and information to help you excel in your career, and build new professional connections. Our program events feature networking opportunities and guest speakers with leadership experience in local government.
Share your knowledge and help a younger professional mentee navigate and thrive in the working world of local government. We're generally seeking mentors with 3+ years of experience in local government. By taking time to intentionally review career goals with an aspiring young changemaker, we think you'll be a little inspired too.
The bureaucratic systems and challenging workplace environment can overwhelm and slow your career growth in local government. Whether you’re just starting out or have been working for a few years, set yourself up to succeed in this environment by learning from someone who has gone through it before. Ask questions, plan next steps, and envision your career in local government.