Our impact, an update from NLC

Our impact, an update from NLC

The past several weeks have been exceptional for the NLC community.  Our leaders are impacting communities by standing against discrimination in North Carolina, organizing to celebrate progressive values in Georgia, continuing to train the next generation of progressive leaders through the NLC Institute, and more. There has never been a more exciting time for NLC, and I’m excited to share more with you.

Look out for Fellows Fundraisers!

With the 2016 NLC Institute beginning to come to a close, each class of NLC Fellows are completing their training in digital organizing, strategic communications, public speaking, and fundraising strategies across the country. The Fellows are also kicking-off each chapter’s Fellows Fundraiser! Be on the look-out for an event near you to meet this year’s Fellows and help them pay it forward for the next class of progressive leaders!

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See more behind the scenes of the Institutes across the country on social media this weekend by following #NLCInstitute and #NLCFamily!

The NLC Institute comes at no cost to our Fellows, and we can't do it without your support. Can you pitch in $10 to support our mission?

A Conversation on Inequality and Opportunity hosted by NLC4 & NLC Detroit

A Conversation on Inequality and Opportunity will provide an opportunity for local and national leaders and experts to evaluate and propose solutions to the social justice issues and challenges impacting Detroit, greater Michigan and the Midwest. 

The day of panels, keynote speakers and networking to work toward sustainable solutions to revitalizing our communities will be attended largely by alumni of the NLC Institute, which trains Millennial leaders to make impacts in their communities.

Keynote speakers and panelists include Dr. Karen Weaver, Mayor of Flint, U.S. Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, Michigan State Representative Stephanie Chang, Detroit City Councilmember Raquel Castañeda-López, NLC National Honorary Co-chair New York Assemblymember Michael Blake, as well as business leaders and experts.

Register today! http://nlc4.org/detroitconversation

Save the Date – NLC 2016 National Retreat!

Save the Date for the New Leaders Council 2016 National Retreat in Washington, D.C. July 14-16. Stay tuned for more details on NLC's celebration of 10 years of progress with amazing policy discussions, cutting-edge training, and networking of progressive leaders from around the country in the Nation’s Capital.

NLC Honorary Co-Chair Mike Blake visits NLC Atlanta at Georgia Progress Breakfast & Luncheon

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NLC Honorary Co-Chair, New York Assemblymember Mike Blake helped kick off the NLC Atlanta and NLC Augusta Institute weekend earlier this month. Assemblymember Blake also joined progressive leaders, supporters and friends at the first Georgia Progress Breakfast, hosted by our NLC leaders to foster conversation and action to move Georgia forward. 

Assemblymember Blake shared his thoughts with our Fellows and supporters on the progressive movement and the important work that our NLC leaders are doing in Georgia. 

It was an incredibly exciting weekend for NLC in Georgia, and we're excited about the opportunities for our chapters to make a lasting impact on their communities. 

NLC North Carolina Leaders stand against discrimination


We're proud that our NLC North Carolina’s chapter directors, Andrew Barnhill and Akilah Ensley, are actively working to roll back HB2 and are speaking out against these kinds of institutionalized discrimination.

Laws like HB2 in North Carolina are passing all over the country because of a well-funded and organized effort by conservatives who long for the 1950’s. Enough is enough. With your support, NLC will continue to stand up to any discrimination.

Add your name to show your support for their work! 

Upcoming NLC & NLC4 Events 

Building America's Communities: A Conversation On Inequality and Opportunity
Saturday, May 14 at 10:00 am in Detroit, MI
Register: http://nlc4.org/detroitconversation

NLC National Leadership Retreat - Building America's Future: 10 Years of Progressive Leadership
Thursday, July 14-16 in Washington, D.C.
Registration and Agenda Coming Soon.

National Emerging Leaders Training
Sunday, July 17 at 10:00 am in Washington, D.C.
Register: http://www.nlc4.org/2016_national_emerging_leaders

Tuesday, July 26 at 10:00 am
Registration and Agenda Coming Soon.

NLC in the Press

16 Young Americans Shaping the 2016 Election
Featuring NLC Alumni Charlene Carruthers, Chris Torres and Lorella Praeli

Women in Tech Are Creating the Digital World We Want, by NLC 2014 Fellow Kacie Lyn Kocher

YPAL names new board of directors, officers
NLC Kentucky 2016 Fellow Alexis Hebert named Young Professionals Association of Louisville director of public issues

New GLI hires fill open economic development positions
NLC Kentucky Chapter Co-Director Sierra Enlow named Economic Development Manager at Greater Louisville Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Straight Ally: Ron Bilbao
NLC Miami alum Ron Bilbao recognized as a star straight ally of the LGBTQ community.

I hope you’ll join us at one of NLC’s upcoming events or a Fellows Fundraiser near you! I continue to be amazed at the work that leaders in our community are accomplishing. I’m excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for our community.

Mark Riddle
NLC Executive Director