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NLC Chicago Institute

NLC Chicago Institute

The NLC Chicago Institute is a six-month fellowship program that takes radical change-makers and equips them with the tools and network necessary to reshape systems and structures. The program has helped alumni succeed in a variety of areas, including running for office, leading non-profits, starting new businesses, or becoming an active champion of the movement for collective liberation.

The program'sĀ minimum time commitment is one full weekend each month for five months, plus the final chapter fundraiser. Each institute weekend is focused on a different skill-set as part of an overall curriculum designed to awaken and accelerate each fellow's ability to impact their cause.

Attend one of the NLC Chicago 2019 Institute Happy Hours: RSVP to attend here

  • Tue 8/16 in South Loop: M Lounge, 1520 S Wabash Ave @ 5:30pm
  • Tue 8/28 in Hyde Park: Woodlawn Tap, 1172 E 55th St @ 5:30pm
  • Tue 9/11 in Rogers Park: Rogers Park Social, 6920 S Glenwood Ave @ 6:00pm
  • Wed 9/26 in Pilsen: Caminos De Michoacan, 1659 W Cullerton St @ 5:30pm


Oct 1: Applications Due

Nov: Interviews

2019 Institute Dates

January 12-13: Life Entrepreneurship
February 9-10: Communications, Framing, and MessagingĀ 
March 9-10: Fundraising
April 20-21: Progressive Movements
May 18-19: Political Management & Leadership Capstone

Fellows must commit to attending all dates to be accepted into the program.

About the Network

NLC Chicago is a network of nearly 200 alumni, all of whom are highly-skilled leaders working collectively to advance equity and justice for our local communities and humanity overall. Our alumni are connected to a national network of over 4,000 mission-oriented leaders who all have a calling to change the world.

Atlanta - Augusta - Austin - Boston - Broward - Capital District NY - Chicago - Cincinnati - Cleveland - Connecticut - Dallas - Denver - Des Moines
Detroit - Houston - Kentucky - Los Angeles - Louisiana - Madison - Maine - Maryland - Miami - Montana - Nashville - New Hampshre - New Jersey - New York City
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