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New Leaders Council


Who We Are

New Leaders Council (NLC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that

engages a diverse, collaborative national network of progressive political

entrepreneurs. NLC is building a growing corps of new progressive leaders

who will rise to the top of their fields and work together across sectors to

build, expand, and improve the progressive infrastructure necessary for

strong democracy, social justice, and equal opportunity.

NLC’s flagship program is the Institute, a rigorous 5-month training program

that focuses on entrepreneurship, advocacy, organizing, and fundraising.

NLC seeks out the top tier of emerging progressive leaders from around the

country for the Institute, building a community of vetted, trained progressive

leaders with the skills and support system to help to change the way politics

is done and foster a more equitable, just America. In 2015, NLC is operating

45 Institutes around the country.


A Unique Program

New Leaders Council targets rising young professionals for critical

leadership development. NLC Fellows engage in five intensive weekends of

training over a five-month period to learn cutting-edge entrepreneurship,

management, advocacy, and political management skills from about more

than 100 industry-leading volunteer faculty and mentors.

NLC does not charge tuition for the program, believing ability to pay should

not determine who has access to leadership training. To support the

program, participants work with the board to raise local funds to support the

next class of Fellows. Upon graduation, Fellows join a growing national

alumni network of over 1,000 alumni, and have the opportunity to take part in

in quarterly webinars on developing issues, regional and national

conferences, and Entrepreneurial Life Planning group meetings. This

networking and continuing education fosters ongoing opportunities for

career and political advancement.


San Antonio Chapter

As the 7th largest city in the United States it only seemed fitting that we

launch a New Leaders Council chapter here in San Antonio. By creating a

comprehensive training program focused on the future, we can empower

young professionals to make a difference in their community. With an

excited group of board members and the combined experience of our

advisory board members, we are ready to build a progressive foundation

that will serve to engage generations to come.

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