Who We Are

NLC recruits young men and women from outside traditional power structures and equips them with the skills necessary to be civic leaders in their communities and workplaces.

Our mission is realized primarily through the NLC Institute; the nation’s premier political entrepreneurship training program that is building teams of outstanding young professionals in 40 regions across the country.

NLC graduates are an ever-expanding corps of diverse, new progressive leaders who are rising to the top of their respective fields. NLC is creating an exciting network of individuals, highly-skilled in working together across sectors to improve the progressive infrastructure and ensure strong democracy, social justice, and equal opportunity.