We identify, train, and support Black and Latino people to become political and civic change agents in their communities.
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.
Our alumni serve as change agents for their communities.
Sheleah, a graduate from our Memphis program, brings a lifetime of commitment to underserved youth and families to her role as a Shelby County Schools board member in Memphis, TN.
Leaders of Color-Memphis graduate Marquita Bradshaw became the first Black woman to win the Democratic Senate Primary in Tennessee and the first Black woman to win a Senate Democratic Primary in the American South in 2020.
William Snowden took his experiences as a trial lawyer and turned them into an effort to make sweeping changes to our incarceration system. As a Director at the Vera Institute of Justice and founder of The Juror Project, William works to bring justice to all.
Tatiana has spent nearly a decade working on political campaigns with Redhorse Strategies in New York City. She has worked in all campaign roles from manager to organizer. In addition to campaign work, she was a Community Organizer for the IDNYC Program, an initiative with the Mayor’s office and the Department of Homeless Services. Ms. Rivera also spent time working with HRA HEAP, and at Girls Incorporated, where she facilitated diversity work and managed a database of prominent Latinas.
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.
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, we will expand from New Orleans to the entire state of Louisiana, and 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.
The Leaders of Color application is currently closed and will reopen in September 2022.
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