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New Leaders Council

Our Mission

Our mission: to develop a progressive infrastructure with vibrant networks of talented, driven people dedicated to making positive impacts within their communities. 

New Leaders Council Chicago (NLC Chicago) is a 501(c)(3) that works to recruit, train and promote the progressive political entrepreneurs of tomorrow — trendsetters, elected officials and civically-engaged leaders in business and industry who will shape the future landscape

NLC Chicago recruits Fellows from business, nonprofit organizations and government who will shape the future landscape. Our mission is realized primarily through the NLC Institute; the nation’s premiere political entrepreneurship training program.

NLC Chicago is 150 members strong, with highly-skilled professionals working together across multiple sectors ensuring a strong democracy, social justice and equal opportunity in the Chicago area and beyond.

Post-graduation, the NLC network reaches its strongest value. Alumni are connected to a nationwide group of over 4,000 dynamic individuals doing incredible things in their communities and in a variety of fields. Their common thread is their ambition and dedication to the progressive movement.

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