What Is the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership?

Through a variety of programs - for high school and college leaders to first-time political candidates and influential business and community leaders - the Sorensen Institute has established itself as a powerful and effective force for restoring public confidence in our political system. At the heart of every Sorensen program are three central themes: ethics in public service, the power of bipartisanship, and a concentrated study of public policy issues.

Meet Sorensen Alumni

Meet the esteemed alumni who completed our program and continued on to improve their communities.

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Explore our Programs

 Our leadership development programs focus on Virginia residents interested in becoming active in public service.

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Recruit for our programs

Know someone who would be a good candidate for a Sorensen program? Tell us about them!

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HSLP 2019: Day 4

Written by: Jonah Clatterbuck, Madison County High School AND Brendan Smith, Poquoson High School 

HSLP 2019: Day 3

Reported by: Katherine Walter, Hermitage High School and Anne Boniface, Bishop O'Connell

HSLP 2019: Day 2

Reported by: Adam Ashley, Falls Church High School and Grant Wernick, Trinity School at Meadow View

HSLP 2019: Day 1

Reported by: Tarina Ahuja, The Madeira School and Mari Woodworth, Fredericksburg Academy

CLCC Extended Deadline (CLCC meeting June 12-14)

ANNOUNCING AN EXTENDED APPLICATION DEADLINE!

We have extended the deadline to apply to the 2019 College Leaders Career Conference! We will now be accepting applications until midnight on Wednesday, May 15th.

We understand that this is a busy time of year for college students. From final exams, projects, papers, and graduation, we want to make sure any student interested in applying to the 2019 CLCC has enough time to complete their application!

Sorensen Announces 2019 CTP Participants

The Sorensen Institute is excited to announce the members of our 2019 Candidate Training Program. The CTP will meet March 21-24 in Millwood, Virginia, to learn about the fundamentals of running an ethical and winning campaign for public office.