Developing emerging local leaders for a thriving and more equitable Tampa Bay.
NLC Tampa Bay provides emerging leaders with training, mentoring, networking and job placement opportunities that equip them to transform our community through social and political change rooted in equity and justice. Recognizing that progress is inclusive and empowering, NLC makes a special effort to recruit people from outside the usual power structures. NLC is shaping America’s future by developing tomorrow’s leaders today.
On average, we train 18 local changemakers every year.
Our alumni network includes 124 Tampa Bay leaders.
Years serving place-based leaders in Tampa Bay.
I was part of the inaugural class for NLC Tampa Bay in 2014. I owe much of my success to the friendships I gained by joining this dynamic family. We continue to challenge one another and push each other to success. We set out to enact change, to shape policy, to challenge the status quo, to build our own seats at the table and with every year that passes, I see that we have accomplished that and so much more. We hold elected office, we run nonprofits, we are making decisions in corporate America and most importantly, many of us are building the next generation of leaders. I am always in awe of the caliber of people that join my NLC family and I can’t wait to see what’s next.
NLC Tampa Bay connected me with other young leaders in my community who shared the same values and passions for a shared vision of the world in which we want to live. Being a part of the larger NLC community has connected me with a dynamic network of leaders, activists, and organizers who are working to shape a brighter future that works for all.
Over the years, NLC Tampa Bay has been at the forefront of training and uplifting leaders who reflect the diversity of our region. I am proud to be a part of this community that continues to invest in bold and fresh leadership.
Angela Viviana Martinez
Keto Nord Hodges
Maria Jose Chapa
Bernard (Dexter) Lewis
Daniel James Scott
Mary Scott Hardwick