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ABAG Member: Scott Nolen Graduates from Presidential Leadership Scholars Program

Monday, July 24, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Tausi Suedi
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Scott Nolen, director of OSI-Baltimore’s Drug Addiction Treatment Program graduated from the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program, a national initiative that is hosted by the four presidential centers of George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson. Nolen was one of 60 people selected for the program’s third cohort which ran for 16 days over the course of three months.

“It is an amazing program that supports discourse on policy and leadership issues among a racially, culturally and politically diverse group of folks,” said Nolen. “The program helps motivate, inform and support an interest in public service among a group of really creative thinkers, which I think is critically important.

”Each scholar brought to the program a personal project that they are currently working on, similar, said Nolen, to the kinds of fellowships that OSI-Baltimore funds. Nolen’s project focused on developing a grassroots understanding and support for a safe injection facility in Baltimore, which builds on current efforts by the Drug Addiction Treatment program working closely with the Open Society Foundations Public Health Program’s harm reduction efforts.

The ceremony, held at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, included a moderated conversation between President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton. View the ceremony here (Nolen can be seen starting at the 1:14:58 mark).

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