NLC is the bench of talent for the progressive movement. Our alumni are leaders in business, politics, and media. NLC offers a variety of networking and professional development opportunities, resulting in a strongly connected alumni family that continues to support NLC and its mission.

The NLC Institute 

The NLC Institute is a five-month training in leadership development, fundraising, new media, communications, campaigns, policy, and much more. You’ll hear from high-quality faculty – experts in their fields. Because of NLC’s commitment to recruiting and training outside of traditional power structures, the NLC Institute is FREE for all Fellows.

We’re looking for entrepreneurial young professionals, typically 25-35, from diverse backgrounds and industries, with strong progressive values and leadership aptitude, who will apply NLC’s trainings in their careers and lives. 

Progressive Entrepreneurship

NLC unites a coalition of leaders from business and finance, media, education, science and tech, politics and government, and the non-profit sector to form strong local progressive networks, create and shape policy, and improve our communities.

A National Progressive Community

With 45 chapters in 25 states from across the nation, NLC’s network of progressive leaders is extensive. After the 2016 NLC Fellows class, NLC’s diverse community boasts nearly 4,000 alumni and volunteers training the next generation of progressive leaders and using the skills from the NLC Institute to impact their communities.