Our Mission: To recruit, train and promote the next generation of progressive leaders
New Leaders Council (NLC) is a 501(c)(3) that works to recruit, train and promote the progressive political entrepreneurs of tomorrow — trendsetters, elected officials and civically-engaged leaders in business and industry who will shape the future landscape.
Congressman Joe Kennedy with members of NLC Silicon Valley
NLC recruits Fellows from outside traditional power structures and equips them with the skills necessary to be civic leaders in their communities and workplaces. Our mission is realized primarily through the NLC Institute; the nation’s premiere political entrepreneurship training program.
Chairman Chris Kelly
NLC graduates are an ever-expanding corps of diverse, new progressive leaders who are rising to the top of their respective fields.
NLC is creating an exciting network of individuals, highly-skilled in working together across sectors to improve the progressive infrastructure and ensure strong democracy, social justice, and equal opportunity.
Our 2014 Class will be announced in January and graduate in the summer. Read about the outstanding classes that graduated in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
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