The New Leader Weekly Briefing

The New Leader Weekly Briefing

In this week's briefing: NLC Pittsburgh faculty and alumni launch USSIE Games, updates on the NLC Millennial Compact, and more! 

Policy, News and Events for the NLC Community 

June 30, 2017


Highlights from the NLC Network

Julius Readus (Detroit ’15) named to the Men of Excellence Class of 2017

Candi Castelberry Singleton (Pittsburgh Faculty) and Aerion Abney (Pittsburgh ’15) launched the first USSIE Games to bridge gaps between the Pittsburgh communities and police. 


Events & Fellowship

NLC Institute
  • The NLC Institute is the leading training program for progressive young professionals. NLC Fellows are equipped with the skills to run for office, manage campaigns, launch a business or start a nonprofit. From strategic communications to fundraising,  entrepreneurship to coalition management, NLC Fellows master all the skills needed to lead the next generation.

NLC National Leadership Retreat 
  • July 20-22; Pittsburgh, PA

  • Please join New Leaders Council for its annual National Leadership Retreat in Pittsburgh, PA. NLC chapter leadership, alumni and members of the progressive community will meet in Pittsburgh this summer, July 20-22nd to unite, act, and rise. Attendees will be a play a crucial role in charting NLC's course for the future. The annual retreat in Pittsburgh will unite the NLC community around a shared vision for our future, inspire us to act, and rise to meet the obstacles as we work to build a more progressive America. 
NLC Millennial Compact National Conversation
  • September 15-16; Chicago, IL
  • Please join NLC for the NLC Millennial Compact National Conversation presented with NewDEAL Leaders. Millennial leaders, elected officials, and thought leaders will convene to discuss the innovative issues in the NLC Millennial Compact written by and for millennial leaders. Attendees will hear from keynotes speakers, network with rising star elected officials and NLC's network of millennial leaders. An agenda of the days' events will be available soon.
  • Register to attend:

Bipartisan Policy Center: Solutions to Long-Term Care Financing in Politically Challenging Times

  • July 11; 10:00 am - 11:30 am; Washington, D.C.
  • Join us July 11 as the leaders of BPC’s Long-Term Care Financing Initiative release their report, Financing Long-term Services and Supports: Seeking Bipartisan Solutions in Politically Challenging Times.
  • Register to attend:{FEFB1208-335C-E711-8109-5065F38B31C1}

The Brookings Institution: Manufacturing under the Trump administration

  • July 13; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST; Washington, D.C.
  • On July 13, Brookings will host a half-day conference to discuss the future of manufacturing policy under the Trump administration. Experts will discuss the administration’s activities and proposals for this sector of the economy. Will the president’s plans for American industry be too big to fulfill? How will U.S. policy impact and react to changes in the international market? And ultimately, what will it mean for the American economy and its workers? This conference marks the sixth annual John Hazen White Forum on Public Policy, which convenes leaders from academia, business, and government to discuss and identify solutions to the United States’ most pressing challenges.
  • Register to attend:
  • Register for webcast:

Have an event that we should promote? Send info to

Policy & News

Center for American Progress: America’s Clean Energy Success, by the Numbers


Progressive Policy Institute: Moving Beyond the Balance-Sheet Economy



The Brookings Institution: When GOP Senators go home, they face a health care buzz saw

Bipartisan Policy Center: A Snapshot of Immigration at the Border as of June 2017
The Walton Family Foundation: In New Orleans, Closing the Service Gap for Troubled Students

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

The New Leader Updates & Opportunities

  • 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.