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For over 15 years, NLC has offered local changemakers place-based training and a national network of support – propelling our alumni on trajectories that are creating the country we aspire to be.

Anchored by its six-month inclusive training program, the NLC Institute, our programs equip proximate leaders with the skills and networks to make political and social change rooted in equity. We recruit and trust those closest to the problems to know and lead the best solutions for their communities. NLC leaders take their activism back into their communities and workplaces, whether they run for office, manage advocacy campaigns, or create start-ups and nonprofits. 

NLC has nearly 50 chapters across the country, with 10,000 alumni and 800 local volunteers managing chapters. The NLC community is a reflection of the rising generation of leadership – 71 percent of the 2021 NLC Fellows self-identify as BlPOC, 68 percent are women and gender non-conforming folx, and 31 percent report identifying as LGBTQI* folx. 

Our Values

NLC fosters a work culture that is positive, encourages growth, and supports employees to thrive and lead healthy, professional lives. NLC is building a culture that is firmly rooted in our values:

  • Equity
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Accountability
  • Continuous Growth
  • Progress
  • Trust
  • Transparency
  • Community

We are looking for new staff as we expand capacity to support our network of chapters and volunteers. Our team is excited to work alongside future colleagues who share a commitment to servant leadership and can thrive with tenacity, humility, and humor in an ever-evolving environment. 

open positions

NLC is seeking to partner with a Program Evaluator, preferably from the NLC alumni community, on designing an evaluation process rooted in equity to assess the NLC Institute’s effect on Fellows’ individual growth and collective impact. Please see a complete description and position details here.