WHO WE ARE
The Sorensen Institute, through a variety of programs, brings together diverse, bipartisan groups with an interest in bettering their communities. By promoting collaboration, trust, ethics, and mastery of public policy issues, Sorensen plays an important role in shaping a positive political discussion, greater understanding among Virginia’s regions, and successful results in Virginia’s governments and communities.
Explore Our Programs
Our leadership development programs focus on community leaders and students interested in becoming active in public service.
Your support helps us to deliver programs that develop ethical, community-focused leaders who are respectful of differing perspectives.
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News & Updates
The Greater Good Initiative
Tarina Ahuja and Adam Ashley
In 2019, Tarina and Adam completed the High School Leaders Program and one year later started a youth led-policy think tank called the Greater Good Initiative. They have written over 16 policies, and more than 100 young people nationwide have joined the initiative.
"The Greater Good Initiative is one of a kind and we are trailblazing in the youth organizing community thanks to Sorensen."- Adam Ashley
E. Stewart James Grant Trust Fund
John W. Warner Scholarship Fund
Richard S. Reynolds Foundation
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