April 16, 2019

NLC leaders from coast to coast are driving progressive change in their communities each and every day. Just this past month, our chapters have hosted dozens of training sessions, policy summits and networking receptions in their communities. So far this year, NLC chapters have hosted 326 days(!) of programming and are training more than 900 changemakers across the country.  

Here's the latest from the #NLCFamily: 

The NLC Institute 
This past weekend, NLC held one of its largest #NLCInstitute weekends yet with 21 NLC Chapters hosting Institutes -- and trained more than 400 progressive leaders. This year, NLC has hosted over 1,300 training sessions for the 2019 Fellows. The leaders who make up the 2019 Fellows are already deploying the skills they learned at the #NLCInstitute to build networks and impact their communities. 

And that’s not all. NLC also launched two new chapters this past weekend. We’re thrilled to welcome NLC Arkansas and NLC Rio Grande to the #NLCFamily. Young professional leaders on the ground in these communities are dedicated to building progressive infrastructure and network of changemakers. 

Are you ready to apply to be a 2020 NLC Fellow? The application opens May 1st! Sign up here to receive a reminder!

NLC hosts Believe. Change. Inspire. Summits in Philadelphia and Tampa Bay
New Leaders Council Philadelphia joined Comcast NBCUniversal for a rousing discussion with Philadelphia’s Social Innovators this past Wednesday evening at our BCI Summit. The Summit featured engaging speakers and panelists discussing housing, food sustainability and workforce development and training.

BCI-Philly-Recap

New Leaders Council Tampa Bay partnered with AARP for a BCI Summit addressing the Future of America’s Financial Security this past weekend. AARP lead a dynamic discussion on saving social security, addressing challenges of millennial caregivers, and lead breakout sessions designed to bridge the gap and find solutions between generations to some of our nation’s most pressing issues. 

NLC Women’s Caucus hosts 2019 NLC Women’s Summit
On March 30, New Leaders Council held its third Women's Summit: Turning Passion to Action in New York City. The event created space for the more than 100 attendees to develop skills and amplify their work, to engage in meaningful dialogue about pressing issues of our movement, and to connect with other passionate women and allies.  

NLC was proud to have Jess O'Connell, Partner of NEWCO Strategies, and social worker and feminist writer Feminista Jones serve as keynote speakers. Dozens of community leaders, elected officials, and activists shared their wisdom as speakers and panelists on important issues such as allyship as an active practice, coalition building, telling your story in a way that matters,  inclusion and equity within women's movements, and more.

A few reflections from the Summit: 

"I attend conferences and professional development opportunities fairly frequently and the NLC Women's Summit had one of the most truly diverse set of speakers and panelist I've ever experienced, not only across identities lines, but also levels of job seniority and field. I walked away from the event with connections to follow up with, shared stories to contemplate and tangible ideas to take with me into my work. - Rebecca Quincey, 2019 NLC NYC Fellow

“The NLC Women's Summit provided an opportunity for me to reflect on key women policy issues. I was able to speak with my NLC cohort on topics related to inclusivity within the women's movement, and allyship. We learned from veteran leaders in the field and newly elected officials. I loved hearing their stories and walk away with an invigorated hope for the future of women in our country!” - Milan Reed, 2019 NLC NYC Fellow 

"I attended the NLC Women’s Summit and it was transformational. But in particular, the “Allyship as an Active Practice” session was deeply personal and reflective. Allyship is not an identity, it is an active practice of seeing one’s humanity. How do I stand up and listen to those who are marginalized? How do I create spaces and opportunities for those who has been silence? How do I fight against by biases and prejudices? How do I show radical love for my fellow human beings? These are just a few of the topics we explored in the session. It was challenging, necessary and super encouraging." - Jerry Bruno, 2019 NLC NYC Co-Director 

NLC Convention 2019 is fast approaching!
Don’t forget: This year New Leaders Council will bring together millennial, political and thought leaders from across the country to network with next generation leaders and gain the skills to enact progressive change in our communities at the 2019 NLC Convention in Des Moines, Iowa. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from one another, share resources and experiences, ideas and inspirations for stronger communities at the NLC National Convention. Register here!

We’re thrilled to have your support as NLC continues building on its mission to train the next generation of progressive leaders. Check out our new events page and find a chapter fundraiser or policy event near you to stay engaged with the #NLCFamily. 

Onward, 

New Leaders Council