About NLC

New Leaders Council (NLC) is the hub for progressive Millennial thought leadership. Soon to be the largest voting bloc in American history (~83 million voters) and possessing signi cant economic power, Millennials will be the generation to truly change our institutions in American society.

Anchored by its six-month training program, the NLC Institute, NLC equips our leaders with the skills to run for o ce, manage campaigns, create start-ups and networks of thought leaders. NLC leaders take their activism back into their communities and workplaces to impact progressive change.

Unlike most leadership development organizations, NLC isn’t a one-weekend boot camp, but rather six-month inten- sive learning environment and a lifetime alumni commitment. NLC creates lasting infrastructure in communities, states and nationally to support our fellows and alumni as they become agents of change. NLC provides our community members with opportunities to engage with – and challenge – current policymakers, to create blueprints to tackle current and future policy issues, and to support one another along their individual path to a more progressive political and cultural landscape.

NLC has 48 chapters across the country in red and blue states with nearly 6,000 alumni. NLC is a true re ection of the Millennial generation with 57 percent of our NLC community as non-white and 53 percent women. NLC is one of the few organizations focused on building a new governing coalition. 


Attendees of the NLC National Leadership Retreat gather in front of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.