The New Leader Weekly Update

The New Leader Weekly Update

In this week's The New Leader: How Accreditors Can Escape Their Echo Chamber and Do Right by Students, Justice for Juveniles, and more! 

Policy, News and Events for the NLC Community 

April 13, 2018

Featured in The New Leader:  


NLC Leaders in the News:

  • Bekezela Mguni (NLC Pittsburgh '17) talks about the Black Unicorn: Library and Archives Project which works to lift the narratives of Black women and queer people. Read more here.


The Brookings Institution: 50 years later: Black America since MLK, A screening and discussion

  • Tuesday April 17, Washington, DC; 5:45 pm - 7:20 pm EST
  • On April 4, 1968, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life was tragically cut short. A tireless civil rights and anti-poverty advocate, Dr. King’s work energized, empowered and influenced African-Americans and other advocates for civil rights domestically and internationally. Fifty years after his assassination, his legacy remains as relevant as ever. As others continue the march forward for civil rights, we examine how Dr. King’s message of forward movement on civil rights and economic empowerment can help us find common ground in a time of uncertainty. On Tuesday, April 17, Brookings will host an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, and the national public television re-broadcast of the seminal documentary, “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise.” The event will feature remarks from Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. followed by a screening of select scenes from the updated PBS special. The new segments offer historic context to guide necessary action on issues of pay disparity, workforce inclusion, and business development. After the screening, a panel of experts will discuss the barriers that still remain in the way of Dr. King’s vision of economic progress as a civil rights imperative for all Americans.
  • Register to Attend
  • Register for Webcast

Bipartisan Policy Center: Restoring Our Democracy

  • Tuesday April 17, Washington, DC 9:15 am - 10:15 am EST
  • The members of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Governors’ Council invite you to attend a unique public discussion with political and business leaders on how we can work together to restore our democracy and its model of civilized debate.The governors have been deeply troubled by the divisive discourse in Washington and more so by the gradual decline in civility that now permeates the rest of the country. Join them as they embark on a potentially transformative effort to harness the American conscience to demand better leadership from our representatives and better actions from ourselves.
  • Register Here

Policy Reports

Council on Foreign Relations: The Work Ahead: Machines, Skills, and U.S. Leadership in the Twenty-First Century

Read more

The Brookings Institution: Tax and spending legislation disarms us against next recession

Read more

Bipartisan Policy Center: CBO Confirms Trillion Dollar Deficits Coming Soon. Here’s Why It Matters.

Read more

The Walton Family Foundation: Measuring the Lasting Impact of A Nation at Risk

Read more

Third Way: Women Still Crowded Out of Highest-Paying U.S. Jobs

Read more


USA Today: Trade with China isn't our top economic challenge. Donald Trump should tackle automation.

Read more

Roll Call: Opinion: To Reinvent Rural Health Care, Ditch the ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ Model

Read more

Have a policy report that we should promote? Send info to

The New Leader Updates & Opportunities

Want to be a New Leader Contributor? Please reach out to NLC Vice President of External Affairs & Strategic Partnerships Alise Roderer at 

NLC Spotlight: did you start an organization, company or doing something amazing in your community? We would be honored to promote out to the greater network. Please reply to this email with a short blurb about your work and we can promote in the weekly briefing

Subscribe to The New Republic with a special one year rate + free tote!

Sign Up for Aspiration:  Aspiration is a financial firm with a conscience with the mission of democratizing financial services with a business model built on fairness and trust. Aspiration was born to be the financial firm for all. Because everyone deserves access to the best banking and investing products. Everyone deserves a financial partner they are confident they can trust. And everyone deserves to put their money in an institution that puts “good” ahead of “greed.”Our “Pay What Is Fair” fees mean we go to work every day committed to do great for our customers. And as a financial firm with a conscience, we are motivated by the mission to help you make money and make a difference at the same time. Learn more at

New Leaders Council has joined a promotional partnership with Aspiration. Each account opened through this link, Aspiration will contribute $35 to NLC's c3 efforts.