Our kids deserve better.
We help Black and Latino community members become civic and political education leaders.
Since our launch in 2018, 199 leaders have graduated from our program and are now making change in their communities. Our alumni work to close education gaps by serving in elected office, leading community-based organizations, and steering Boards of Directors.
Leaders of Color alumni lead political and civic change to improve outcomes for our children.
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.
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.
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 the tools, network, and knowledge they need 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 personalized coaching to achieve their defined goals and create tangible results in their communities.
We work to build connections in Black and Latino communities to increase power and build networks of change.
In 2018, Leaders of Color Memphis launched with a cohort of 15 community-based 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, our program expanded from New Orleans to the entire state of Louisiana, and to Washington D.C. Since 2018, 199 Black and Latino leaders have graduated from our program.
Our goal is to train 500 leaders across the U.S. by 2027.
Apply today to be part of our next cohorts in Louisiana, Memphis, New York, or Washington, D.C.!
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