Our Impact

Our Impact 

For 15 years, NLC has trained and connected nearly 10,000 proximate leaders across 50 local and statewide chapters.

NLC’s reach extends far beyond our immediate network of NLC Fellows and alumni. It includes members of the communities served by our chapters. The lives changed thanks to nonprofits led by NLC alumni. The constituents NLC alumni serve in elected or appointed offices.

94%

Felt that NLC provided them with the training and network to advance their professional and personal goals, based on surveys from the last three cohorts.

100%

of Fellows pay no tuition for the NLC Institute. In stark contrast to many other leadership development programs that have tuition and fees, the NLC Institute is offered to all Fellows free of charge.

720

Volunteers lead our 50 state and local chapters, resulting in a collective annual contribution of nearly 50,000 hours to sustain an ecosystem of changemakers across the country.

Lighting the Way Forward

How the 2020 NLC Boston cohort changed Massachusetts’s crisis standards of care policy in just 16 days.

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The Firsts

These NLC alumni made history in 2020 – marking a shift in representative democracy

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From NLC Capstone Project to Netflix

Aaron Carr’s NYC-based organization investigates real estate fraud and connects tenants to legal support

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CHANGING THE NARRATIVE of leadership

The NLC community is changing the narrative of what we expect from our country’s leadership. Our alumni prove what’s possible when leadership pipelines center voices that have been traditionally excluded and value collective action.

Gone are the days with one archetype for who is a leader. Equitable progress is made real when we invest in proximate leaders.

Our 2021 cohort self-identified as:

71%

Black, Indigenous and People of Color

68%

Women and Gender Non-conforming Folx

31%

LGBTQI+ Folx

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Invest in proximate leaders. Invest in NLC.

If we want to build the country we want to see, then we have to start by investing in leadership.