Representation Matters. Opportunity Matters.

Our kids deserve better.
We help Black and Latino community members become civic and political education leaders.
#leadersofcolormatter

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Our Impact

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.


By the numbers

199
graduates
75%
serve in community leadership positions like working on non-profit Boards of Directors
32%
campaign for political office

Alumni Stories

Leaders of Color alumni lead political and civic change to improve outcomes for our children.

Our Program

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.

Training

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

Coaching

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

Network

We work to build connections in Black and Latino communities to increase power and build networks of change.

Where We Are

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. 

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Memphis
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Louisiana
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New York
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Washington D.C.

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