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Education and Training

NEW Leadership Alumnae

Make a difference in the life of an aspiring leader.
Support the NEW Leadership™
Alumnae Scholarship Fund.

Thousands of NEW Leadership alumnae have gone on to make a difference in their communities as campaign consultants, community organizers, activists, lobbyists, issue advocates and more.  Here are a few who used the skills they honed at NEW Leadership to change the world.

Alumnae Spotlight
Amy Sylvester
Arzu Karimova
Kasey Hughart
Summer Tatum
Amy Sylvester
Maine '11
Arzu Karimova
Missouri '05
Kasey Hughart
Oklahoma '12
Summer Tatum
New Jersey '12

NEW Leadership has had a huge impact on my life and changed my career goals, opening new options and opportunities for me.

    NEW Leadership participant
    Class of 2004

If you are an alumna of any NEW Leadership program and would like to share your story, please contact Sasha Patterson.


2009 NEW Leadership Alumnae Survey Report
Before NEW Leadership I had never considered a career in the public sector... After NEW Leadership I joined a nonprofit board, worked for a city department and started down the path that now has me leading a non-profit that assists hundreds of non- profits in my community.

    NEW Leadership alumnae
    survey respondent

A CAWP survey of more than 800 NEW Leadership™ alumnae confirms the success of the program! Alumnae report that participating in NEW Leadership™ encouraged them to become more involved in politics, educated them about the political process and increased their overall self-confidence and leadership skills.