ACCESS was founded in Atlanta over 25 years ago as a way to engage young professionals in the important work of AJC. ACCESS, AJC's Young Leadership Program, prepares the next generation of Jewish leaders to engage the key issues facing the global Jewish community. ACCESS empowers young Jewish activists to shape the conversation on today's critical domestic and international issues by reaching out to diplomats, opinion makers, and young leaders of diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds.
In Atlanta, ACCESS regularly holds events to further AJC’s mission such as its Dinner with a Diplomat Series and its annual Entrepreneurs’ Night. One of ACCESS’s signature programs is its annual End of the Year Meeting. In recent years, ACCESS has invited guest speakers, including Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, to discuss the importance of public service and the type of community outreach work in which AJC and ACCESS regularly engage.
AJC ACCESS Global: