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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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