Invitation to submit first-person reflections

American Compass is looking to hear first-person stories from all walks of life.

They are looking for short essays from individuals willing to share their perspective on what they wish others knew about their lives and how public policy could strengthen their family and community, especially in places that don’t always get the national spotlight, like the Capital District. In appreciation of their time, they’ll receive a $250 stipend.

You can see prior essays in our series here:

And information on how to submit can be found at