NLC Spring Newsletter (2012)

NLC Spring Newsletter (2012)

With the coming Spring, we want to announce the re-launch of our New Leaders Council website, update you on the latest highlights and happenings from NLC and share with you some ways you can be a part of our success.

We are proud to share the news of our updated website, which better reflects the people, results and progress to-date of New Leaders Council. This is the first step toward a fully-updated social media platform and we urge you to check it out! Go to:

Already this year, several NLC Institutes have been held in each of our 20 chapter cities, resulting in an increase to our NLC network of leadership-ready young progressives across the nation.

Our Institute Fellows are making a positive impact in their communities in a variety of ways. Like Philadelphia graduate, Jake Whitman who, as Executive Director of the non-profit Sports Teaching and Reaching Students (STARS), works to help low-income students get the resources they need to support athletic programs in their schools.

Also in the spotlight is New York graduate and COO of, Aria Finger who was named to Crain’s 2012 Class of 40 Under 40 for her work focused on teen philanthropy.

Or the entire Montana NLC chapter, which is sponsoring a Congressional debate later this week in Missoula, giving all Montanans access to candidates for the state’s only congressional seat.

In March, expert panelists, NLC Fellows and supporters attended our inaugural Northeast Conversation in New York City. The event was an outstanding way to bring progressives together to discuss ways we can impact the future of the movement.

Following the success of the Northeast Conversation, we are hosting a similar event, our West Coast Conversation, in Silicon Valley June 21-23. We are working to put together a can’t-miss strategy and policy event for those interested in being part of the next generation of leadership and we hope you will join us for this extraordinary opportunity.

As for what’s in the NLC pipeline, we have an astonishing 14 new chapter charters in development and, with your support, our numbers will have nearly doubled by the end of the year!

We need your help now as part of our April Fundraising Drive.

In order to pay for our expansion efforts, social media upgrades and outreach, NLC must meet our goal of raising $75,000 by the end of the month. Please support our efforts today with your contribution. 

I’d like to end on a note of gratitude. NLC is on the move and we appreciate all that you do to make that possible. I hope to see you soon at our NLC events.

Best wishes,

Mark Riddle
Executive Director