New Leaders Council's aggressive expansion to 44 chapters across the United States in 2016 has resulted in one of our most exciting and diverse classes of Fellows. In 2017, with nearly 4,000 alumni, and an aim of 10,000 alumni by 2020 in every region and market in the U.S., NLC continues its commitment to training America's future. Diversity within the New Leaders Council community of Fellows, Alumni and supporters is key to our success and sets New Leaders Council apart from other leadership training organizations.


Abney“NLC provides a unique opportunity for fellows to forge meaningful relationships with each other and develop a community of learning where thought provoking conversations thrive.”

Aerion Abney, NLC Pittsburgh




“The NLC family and friends have inspired me to continue being involved and have envisioned new leadership for our generation. I highly recommend this program for emerging leaders across
the nation.”

Albert Hwu, NLC San Francisco




“Before NLC, I was never involved in fundraising, and really never expected to be. One year after graduation, I raised more than $60,000 for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year Campaign. I would have never been able to do that without the tools and confi- dence that NLC provided me.”

Barclay Bishop, NLC Augusta 



Whitman“My organization was born out of NLC. At the beginning of the Fellowship, it was just an idea. By May, it was on its way to being a full-fledged organization. The connections I made and strategies I learned are the single biggest reason I am doing what I am today.“

Jake Whitman, NLC Philadelphia  



NLC offers a variety of programs, networking events and professional development opportunities that engage our Institute graduates, resulting in a strongly connected Alumni family that continues to support NLC and its mission. Our Alumni have gone on to start businesses, work for Fortune 500 companies, manage campaigns, create their own non-profits, and serve in elected office. As a group, our alumni are outstanding representatives in a variety of fields, including education, the arts, social and economic issue advocacy and youth mentoring.