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Achieving Greater Impact in 2022

This year, we set a new organization record of 19 alumni elected to public office and 90 alumni currently serving in positions of community power and influence. We are proud that all of our fellows and alumni act on the great responsibility they carry as community leaders. Here are some highlights from around the country.

December 21, 2022
Big Election Wins for Leaders of Color in Memphis!

On May 3, 2022, Shelby County, TN residents voted for three Leaders of Color to represent them on the County Commission. We are proud to have endorsed and supported these leaders who are poised to make a difference in their communities!

Leaders of Color Alumni Profile: Tim Green, Jr.

Meet Tim Green, Jr.! Tim graduated in 2018 from Leaders of Color, Memphis.

March 7, 2022
Welcome Terrell Wilson - Alumni Engagement Coordinator!

Welcome Terrell Wilson, Alumni Engagement Coordinator!

February 28, 2022
Welcome Victor Horton - Program Manager, Washington, D.C.!

Meet Victor Horton, Program Manager in Washington, D.C.!

February 28, 2022
Leaders of Color Alumni Profile: Janna Rodriguez

Meet Janna Rodriguez! Janna graduated from the Leaders of Color - New York program in 2020.

February 16, 2022
Leaders of Color Alumni Profile: Biena Depena

Meet Biena Depena! She graduated from the Leaders of Color - New York program in 2020.

January 13, 2022
Leaders of Color: Alumni Profile

Meet Arriell Quianna Gipson - a Leaders of Color alum, native Memphian, community advocate, curator of change, and a bold woman from a strong lineage of incredible women.

November 18, 2021
Q&A with Addisu Demissie: Celebrating Leaders of Color

Q&A with National Advisory Board member Addisu Demissie, who has more than 20 years of professional experience in political advocacy and campaign strategy. He started his career as a legal and research assistant at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, fighting to preserve affirmative action and fight reactionary judicial appointments. In 2003, Demissie was a field organizer in Iowa for John Kerry’s successful Iowa caucus and has since led campaigns at the national, state, and local level for electoral, nonprofit, and corporate clients. 

October 26, 2021

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