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AFSCME Leadership Academy Training Resources

The AFSCME Web Track is now offering self-paced classes to AFSCME members and staff. These workshops are available anytime, anywhere, at no cost. As of right now, the workshops available are all related to investor education. Beginning next month, eight new union-building workshops will be available in a self-paced format on the Web Track.

Each of these self-paced workshops is based on a PowerPoint presentation with a script in the notes page. Click on the links below to download each presentation. Please feel free to make use of these presentations in your own work.



AFSCME Family Scholarship

Scholarship Opening Date: August 1, 2008

Looking for financial support for college?  Each year the AFSCME Family Scholarship Program provides at least 13 $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors that will be renewed for $2,000 each year for a maximum of four years, provided the student remains enrolled in a full-time course of study. The scholarship may be used for any field of study. 

Are You Eligible?

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior in 2009 
  • Be a daughter, son or financially dependent grandchild of an active or retired AFSCME member.
  • Be an applicant to an accredited college or university and subsequently accepted as a full-time student in a four year degree program.


How to Apply

To apply, you must meet all eligibility requirements as identified above. Make sure your complete application, with all support documentation (essay, transcripts, letters of recommendations, SAT or ACT scores, proof of AFSCME membership, etc.), is mailed together in one envelope, POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 31, 2008, to:

AFSCME Family Scholarship Program
Attention: Education Department
1625 L Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036

 Questions, please call us at (202) 429-1250.

Download the brochure and application (208k PDF)

Oct 30, 2008
The Wayne State University School of Medicine hosted a lively debate on Proposal 2, which seeks to amend the state constitution to permit research on embryonic stem cells in the state. Voters will decide the ballot issue Nov. 4.

Two Republicans squared off over the proposal during the Oct. 30 forum, hosted by WSU President Jay Noren, M.D., Dean Robert M. Mentzer Jr., M.D., and the School of Medicine.

Former U.S. Rep. Joe Schwarz, M.D., made the case for the proposal, while state Sen. Tom George, M.D., who chairs the Senate Health Policy Committee, opposed the language in the current proposal.

more up dates coming soon !


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