Our Mission

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Our Mission: To recruit, train and promote the next generation of progressive leaders

New Leaders Council (NLC) is a 501(c)(3) that works to recruit, train and promote the progressive political entrepreneurs of tomorrow — trendsetters, elected officials and civically-engaged leaders in business and industry who will shape the future landscape.

NLC recruits Fellows from outside traditional power structures and equips them with the skills necessary to be civic leaders in their communities and workplaces. Our mission is realized primarily through the NLC Institute; the nation’s premiere political entrepreneurship training program.
NLC graduates are an ever-expanding corps of diverse, new progressive leaders who are rising to the top of their respective fields. Alumni continue working together across sectors to improve our country's progressive infrastructure and ensure strong democracy, social justice, and equal opportunity.

Our 2017 Class of about 800 Fellows will begin the Institute in January 2017.