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2017 NLC Institute Reflection






From January to May, 2017 Fellows participated in trainings each month through NLC Institute, our annual leadership program for emerging young progressive leaders. NLC Fellows learned from local leaders on strategic communications, marketing, fundraising, public speaking, advocacy and coalition building. They also worked on their Capstone projects and applied their skills to plan for the upcoming Fellows Fundraiser!  





Fellows learn about strategic communications and public speaking during second NLC Institute at Microsoft Silicon Valley

Fellows participate in mock elections during campaign and volunteer management training with Shay Franco-Clausen



We thank all of our amazing speakers, board members, fellows and alumni for making our 2017 NLC Institute a success. We are grateful for our 2017 NLC Institute hosts:

Supervisor Dave Cortese, Santa Clara County and Mario Lopez, Selections Co-Chair and Policy Aide

San Jose Councilmember Don Rocha and Jaki Joanino, Board Emeritus & Policy Aide

Microsoft Silicon Valley

Megan Medeiros, Committee for Green Foothills Executive Director

Louis Barocio, Institute Co-Chair & Principal of Eaton Elementary

Join us to celebrate at the Fellows Fundraiser on June 8th and the NLC Fellows Graduation on June 10th.















2018 NLC Institute Applications Are Open

The NLC Fellows are successful in their industries, risk-takers, and progressive advocates. Fellows have to commit to one weekend per month for five months in which each Fellow, along with 15-20 of their peers, participates in trainings such as fundraising, campaign management, marketing, public speaking, and policy advocacy.


How to Apply

Applications are due at 11:59pm EST on October 1, 2017. Each applicant may apply to only one chapter.  Apply online at Select Silicon Valley chapter from the dropdown menu when applying.

Know an emerging leader? Nominate them for the 2018 NLC Institute!













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