Philadelphia Chapter

We train, connect, and uplift the next generation of leadership in Philadelphia.

Founded in 2011, NLCPhilly has been a chapter proudly training cross-sector, proximate leaders who create lasting community impact. These young leaders represent the changing demographics of an old, rusted city seeking a new direction to lead them in the 21st Century. With multiple alumni who have now established themselves in leadership positions across the range of civic services, NLC has proven that progress is a process to be trusted.

200

Since our founding, we’ve trained over 200 leaders in Philadelphia.

20,000

Hours of training provided to emerging leaders, at no cost to participants.

$150,000

Over $150,000 raised in support of training place-based leaders in Philadelphia.

“NLC allowed me to be free to dream. Before the NLC experience, I had a hard time imagining myself as more than a mom or an employee. NLC has shown me I can be a community activist, a board member, a politician, a CEO, basically anything I have interest in, and the sky’s the limit. I will always cherish the pivot in my growth mindset this experience has provided me.”

– Monet Reilly (she/her)
2021 NLC Philadelphia Fellow

2021 Fellows

Aaron Eaton

Digital Coordinator & Video Producer, The Philadelphia Tribune

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Amanda DeMaria

Consultant, DeMaria Consulting LLC

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Camille Van Kote

Executive Director, Esperanza Immigration Legal Services

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Emily Taylor

Development Manager, Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation

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Ernest C Hadrick III

School Counselor/Adjunct Professor, Norristown Area School District/Villanova University

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Imani Stewart-Jackson

Published Author, Lead Innovation Consultant, Master of Science Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship, HBCU Advocate, Self Employed- Syndeo Creative

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Kadijatou Diallo

Coronavirus Support Associate, State of Connecticut

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Keethia Griffiths

Director of Family Self Sufficiency program, ACHIEVEability

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Michael Galvan

Executive Director, YouthBuild Pennsylvania Coalition

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Monet Reilly

Uniserv Representative, Pennsylvania State Education Association

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Monica Robinson

Adult Probation Parole Officer/Defensive Tactics Instructor, First Judicial District of Pennsylvania

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Natasha McGlynn

Interim Executive Director, Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia

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Rebecca Agostino

MBA Candidate, The Wharton School

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Roberto Thornton

Senior Investment Operations Analyst, The Vanguard Group

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Ronke Oke

Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) and Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)

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Sarah Schwab

Senior Director, Communications, Comcast – Philadelphia Flyers

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Siah McCabe

Population Health Specialist, Independence Blue Cross

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Tonny Ahmed

Assistant District Attorney, Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office

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Vanessa Caracoza

Collective Impact Director, Ceiba

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Veronica Craig

Administrative Specialist, City of Philadelphia – DBHIDS

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Alumni

2020

Aishia Correll

Andre Carroll

Catherine McParland

Catherine Young

Iliana Alvarez

James Williams

Jarvis Idowu

Jolene Nieves Byzon

Joshua Branch

Julian Domanico

Mary Goble

Melanie Rose

Miles Owen

Natalie Jesionka

Salomon Moreno-Rosa

Samantha Joseph

Sharron Cooks

Tauhid Chappell

Tripp Farrell

Zoraida Cordero

2019

Adam Podowitz-Thomas

Akbar Hossain

Brian Balduzzi

Brooke Rothman

Carlos Adolfo Gonzalez

Danie Bendesky

Debby Derricks

Elizabeth Heurich

Emily Schulman

Ernest Owens

Fatima Baig

Inella Ray

Janay Hawthorne

Jeannette Bruno

John C. Scott

Jordan Konell

Lanique Roberts

Nathaniel Lewis

Orlando Almonte

Paige Gebhardt Cognetti

Priscilla Pelli

Stephanie Fenniri

2018

Alisa Snyder

Allie Wiegel

Andre Del Valle

Brandon Johnson

Brandy Bones

Charles Gress

Daniel Ceisler

David Marshall

Erinn Corbett-Wright

Estelle Acquah

Jamal Hill

Jasmine Heiss

Jessica Collazo

Joseph Lee

Kelsey DeMerlis

Laura Boyce

Monica Taylor

Nancy Kohn

Sarah Hansel

Will Woldenberg

2017

Alexa Broida

Andrew Napier

Brian Kauffman

Devon Laudenslager

Ebony English

Elizabeth Hanbridge

Gaige Flint

Jennifer Tintenfass

Lauren Tilghman

Lauren Hughes

Maurie Smith

Melissa McCleery

Michael O Bryan

Naima Murphy

Nicole Pumphrey

Nicole McDonald

Preston Kilgore

Rachel-Paige Mumenthaler

Raphael Castro

Shannon DeVido

Stephen Torok

Vanessa McGrath

2016

Akil Marsh

Anjali Chainani

Anna Bohl-Fabian

Anna Stormer

Antonio Romero

Dana D Orazio

Deanna Jenkins

Denesha Thompson

Gina Lavery

Griffith Ridgway

Jasmine Sadat

Jillian Lenson

Jo Lin

Joseph Pierce

Katie Bohri

Keola Harrington

Lauren Footman

Oscar Wang

Samar Jha

Sarajane Blair

Tommy McDonald

2015

Bridget Gibbons

Chris Kuncio

Jon Geeting

Jordan Poole

Judy Esber

Julie Malave

Julie Wertheimer

Kevin Bowles

Kyron Banks

Lindsay So

Meghan Blickman

Michael Rugnetta

Michelle Baxter

Michelle Feldman

Morgan Vierling

Rachael Eisenberg

Tomas Varela

2014

Alex Boyar

Anne Marie Rhoades

Ashley Session

Ashley Marshall

Benjamin Beck-Coon

Brendan McPhillips

Dan Kessler

Danielle Mancinelli

Elissa Prichep

Elliot Griffin

Hoa Pham

Jonathan Reid

Joshua Darfler

Miguel Huerta

Mike Kaiser

Naomi A.W. Carter

Rebecca Kirzner

Sarah Wilson

Stephen St.Vincent

Whitney Muse

2013

Allyse Orsini

Amelia Marritz

Andrew Palermo

Ben Stango

Dan Siegel

Jeffery Young

Jessica Hyejin Lee

Kellan White

Kushinga Makamba

Kylah Field

Salas Saraiya

Sara Levin Stevenson

Shannon Williams

Stephen Suffian

Tessa Stubler

Tiffany Reid

Zach Billet

2012

Alexander Peay

Ash Kernen

Assamen Tessema

Christopher Smith

Claudia Streets

Emily Torstveit Ngara

Estivaliz Lezama-Caravaca

Gregory Tallman

Gwen Emmons

Jennifer Passannante

Judy Ha

Julia Cadwallender

Lauren Kobylarz

Luke Hostetter

Samantha Miller

Stephen Rudman

Todd Farally

Tom Nardi

Yair Inspektor

2011

Aliyah Furman

Asher Chancey

Brett Goldman

Brian Dearnley

Curtis Blessing

David Bennion

Gavin Keirans

Isaiah Thomas

Jack Inacker

Jacob Whitman

Jacqueline Kowalik

Jeremey Kriss

Laura Henderson

Laura Burns

Lauren Teune

Sarah Truitt

Shane Seaver

Tammy Wang

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