Representation Matters. Opportunity Matters.

We identify, train, and support Black and Latino people to become political and civic change agents in their communities.

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Our Impact

Our goal is to amplify the innate ability of local leaders to be change agents for their communities. Since our launch in 2018, 116 leaders have graduated from our program and are now leading change in their communities. Our alumni serve in elected office, lead community-based organizations, and steer Boards of Directors.

By the numbers

serve in community leadership positions like working on nonprofit boards
campaign for political office

Alumni Stories

Our alumni serve as change agents for their communities.

Our Program

We work to support community leaders with tools, network, and knowledge so they can become powerful political and civic leaders in their communities. Find out how we do it.


Our intensive training program equips our fellows with the skills, knowledge, and network to become political and civic engagement leaders.


We support our alumni with ongoing personalized coaching to achieve their defined goals to create tangible results in their communities.


We work to build connections in Black and Latino communities to increase power and equity across sectors.

Where We Are

In 2018, Leaders of Color Memphis launched with a cohort of 15 community-based leaders, and has since trained and graduated 47 leaders. Leaders of Color New York launched in April 2020, with an inaugural cohort of 12 aspiring community education leaders, followed quickly by the launch of Leaders of Color New Orleans in June 2020 with 22 fellows. In 2022, expanded from New Orleans to the entire state of Louisiana, and also to Washington D.C. Since 2018, 116 Black and Latino leaders have graduated from our program. Our goal is to train 400 Fellows across the U.S. by 2023. 

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New York
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Washington D.C.

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