The mission of the New Leaders Council (NLC) is to train and support the next generation of progressive political entrepreneurs – those who are leading industries, setting trends, and building institutions that support robust civic and political life in a global America.
NLC believes in recruiting emerging leaders from outside of the traditional power structures, engaging them on both local and national levels, and equipping them with the skills necessary to lead civic lives – not only for elected office, but also in their communities and workplaces.
NLC accomplishes this mission primarily through the NLC Institute; the nation’s premier political entrepreneurship training program that builds local teams of outstanding young professionals in an ever growing number of cities across the nation.
NLC fellows engage in an ten days of intensive training over a five-month period to learn cutting-edge entrepreneurship, leadership, and political management skills from over 150 industry-leading, volunteer faculty.
Upon graduation, fellows are paired with career mentors, join a national alumni network, and agree to fundraise to support the next class of fellows.
The result an ever growing corps of diverse and highly-skilled new progressive leaders who rise to the top of their fields, working together across sectors and in their local cities to build, expand, and improve the progressive infrastructure necessary for strong democracy, social justice, and equal opportunity.