Citizenship Tour 2016

This summer one (very lucky) StreetSquasher, Jade ’19, was nominated to attend NUSEA’s Third Annual Urban Squash Citizenship Tour. The tour gave 22 NUSEA members the opportunity to experience the history of civics and politics in the United States, and to meet and engage with some of the most celebrated and influential politicians of today. The students toured New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., meeting important members of the media, civil servants and politicians, and visiting some of the cities’ most historically significant landmarks along the way. A few of many highlights of their trip can be found below:

  • Visit to:
    • Independence Hall in Philadelphia
  • Tours of:
    • The New York Times Building
    • NBC Studios
    • The National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City
    • The U.S. Capitol
    • The White House
  • Meetings with:
    • Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan
    • Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates
    • Senator Al Franken
    • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
    • Senator Heidi Heitkamp
    • Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett
    • NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt
    • NYC Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Richard Buery
    • Commissioner of NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Nisha Agarwal

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