June Opportunities

June Opportunities

​It’s June! And we are excited to share what’s new. ​
Same great content, new look!
Heads up! We have decided to give our newsletter a new look.

We’ve separated content by the program area it relates to (e.g., check out Project Birthday Party under Community Engagement) and in other Opportunities to Get Involved.

Thanks to our team, we will also be giving our website a makeover. Check it out and tell us how we can improve it.

Community Engagement
Project Birthday Party

Volunteer with NxtGov at our June event, Project Birthday Party!

When: Saturday, June 30, 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Where: Salvation Army – E. Claire Raley Transitional Living Center, 3845 Annadale Lane, Sacramento, CA 95821

Join us as we host a birthday party for kids in need! The mission of Project Birthday is to brighten and celebrate the lives of those in need by providing birthday parties and gifts to children living in shelters and transitional housing throughout the Sacramento area. We have the opportunity to partner with this great organization by organizing and hosting our own party!

Your help is needed to plan the event, bring supplies, provide birthday gifts, and play games with the kids at the party. We have lots more to bring and plan, so please contact meagantokunaga@gmail.com if you can provide supplies or attend the event!

Professional Development

The NxtGov Professional Development Committee is looking to identify membership needs in the area of professional development. Have ideas for professional development events or tools that could help our members develop as professionals in public service? Give us your ideas for what you’d like to see, and stay tuned for exciting events and opportunities to come.


NxtGov has partnered with various organizations to administer Demystifying State Jobs or How to Get a State Job 101 workshops and speaking engagements to encourage civic-minded people and young adults to consider a career in public service. As these partnerships continue to grow, we hope to promote internship and mentorship opportunities. Learn more about the Recruitment Program by clicking here!
Opportunities to Get Involved
Innovation Playbook for Government Change Agents
Apply by July 20!

Are you a California state employee with a desire to be a change agent in government? Consider registering for the California Innovation Playbook for Government Change Agents (Cal-IPGCA) 2018 Series.

From August 9 – December 6Cal-IPGCA provides a unique leadership training opportunity that includes an innovation laboratory. It occurs in both a classroom and work-based environment, with both full-time and part-time training opportunities for employees at any organizational level.

Innovation teams develop Moonshot Projects through a sequenced 8-Step Path, from Innovation Priorities (IPs) that reflect State of California enterprise-wide challenges.

A scholarship will be available for one NxtGov member!

NxtGov is pleased to support this one of a kind opportunity. Our NxtGov Ambassadors developed one of the Innovation Priorities for the innovation trainees to work on during this Cal-IPGCA cohort so that the concerns of NxtGov members can be represented at this high profile program.

We are grateful to have Cal-IPGCA offer a scholarship to a NxtGov member! Simply indicate you are a member of NxtGov on the registration form and you’ll be considered for the scholarship.

Application deadline is July 20. Register today!

Go to Registration Form

Program Instructor Opportunity

The California Center for Civic Participation (CCCP) is looking for an energized individual who can support our Women in Politics youth program. The program is a three-day conference taking place July 25-27 in Sacramento for female high school students interested in learning more about public service.

The applicant should have an interest and passion for young women’s personal, professional, and political development. This is a paid stipend position. If chosen, you will be compensated $500 for the conference. For more information, visit www.californiacenter.org.

If interested, send your resume and application to Carson Watts at cwatts@californiacenter.org or by fax at 916-443-2297 no later than Friday, June 15.

Happy Hour

When: Thursday, 6/28, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
WhereBottle and Barlow


The May 31st Happy Hour brought new faces and fresh dialogue around public service. Thanks to everybody who came out and we hope you enjoyed yourself as much as we did!

We are excited for what’s to come this month and we hope to see you all for Happy Hour on June 28!

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