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New American Leaders

Grant Type: Program/Project

Duration: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Organization Overview

New American Leaders is building a more inclusive democracy by training first- and second-generation immigrants to run, win, and lead in elected office.


New American Leaders trains immigrants, refugees, and other individuals who identify with the immigrant experience to run for public office. Once they have won, New American Leaders’ programming continues to provide governance and leadership trainings to participants in state and local offices. New American Leaders embraces the immigrant experience as a valuable asset in campaigns, tackling specific challenges facing New American candidates. The organization intentionally works with citizens of all races and ethnicities. However, with a growing Muslim alumni base, New American Leaders will shift more of their programming in 2022 to predominantly Muslim locations, with a specific focus on their Michigan training program, where they have the most active network of Muslim alumni. Working to build and engage Muslim elected officials at all levels of government, New American Leaders’ candidate training is working to build and expand long-lasting American Muslim political power.

Year founded: 2010

Location: New York, NY

Website: https://www.newamericanleaders.org/


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