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50 States in 2020 - Bring NEW Leadership™ to Your State
The NEW Leadership™ Development Network currently includes 18 colleges and universities across the country. To date, more than 3500 students from over 21 states have participated in regional NEW Leadership™ programs for college women, as well as the flagship program in New Jersey. CAWP’s goal is to have NEW Leadership™ programs available to college women in all 50 states by 2020.
Participation in the Development Network provides a unique opportunity for building and expanding the institutional capacities of partner schools. For institutions that already have a strong focus on women’s leadership, NEW Leadership™ can help to strengthen this mission. For others, becoming an NLDN partner offers the prospect of expanding the institutions’ programming and outreach. Without exception, the NEW Leadership™ programs in each successful partner school have garnered a strong commitment from women leaders in the area and served to strengthened connections between the school and political women in the region.
Bring NEW Leadership™ to Your StateEach year CAWP selects up to three institutions to join the Development Network. Selected partner schools agree to send two representatives to observe and participate in the NEW Leadership™ New Jersey summer institute, where they where they meet with program staff and receive training on developing a NEW Leadership™ program in their state.
Partner representatives return to their home campuses to plan state or regional NEW Leadership™ programs involving colleges and universities in their vicinity. CAWP staff provide ongoing consultation and assistance to partner representatives as they develop and implement their own NEW Leadership™ summer institutes.
EligibilityAny unit within a non-profit institution of higher education is eligible to become a partner, including, but not limited to, academic departments, student life offices, research organizations, and public service/leadership centers. In selecting partners, preference will be given to institutions in regions not currently represented in the Development Network. Institutions with a history of serving women of color are particularly encouraged to apply.
Partner CriteriaCAWP is seeking NLDN Partners who demonstrate:
- Experience developing programs that meet the distinctive needs of women students.
- A commitment to multi-partisan women’s political education programming.
- A commitment to recruiting participants and speakers who are diverse in race, ethnicity, political ideology, and sexual orientation.
- The potential for working with other educational institutions in the state or region.
- Access to women leaders, including elected officials, political activists, community leaders and women and politics scholars.
- Support from the home institution for establishing and continuing the NEW Leadership™ program, and a commitment to assign a key staff member to oversee the project.
- A proven track record for raising funds to support similar projects, and the support of the home institution to undertake such fundraising.
For information on NEW Leadership™ and NLDN contact: Sasha Patterson, NEW Leadership™ Program Manager at 732-932-9384 ext 248 or firstname.lastname@example.org.