The Fellows at American University created the DC Consortium. Similar to a think tank in structure, DC Consortium allowed both activism and policy to be produced and publicized in the shcool community. The goals of the DC Consortium were fivefold: to publish and promote progressive and reliable policy research; give university students the resources and network they needed to investigate policy issues that interested them; meet professionals working on the front-line of said policy research; incubate the dynamic ideas and discussions put forth by students; and to ensure youth’s voices were heard and acknowledged by international and domestic policymakers at all levels of governance.