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The application for the 2023 NALA Cohort is open! Click here to apply!

The New American Leadership Academy (NALA) is a leadership and professional development program focused on civic engagement for New American residents. Participants receive mentorship, professional development and learn about topics such as government, civic responsibility, and implicit bias. The participants are selected based on their demonstrated readiness to grow and enhance their knowledge of civic engagement, community stewardship, leadership, and discover new ways to contribute to our community. 

Outcomes
Knowledge gained from the program will equip participants with the skills needed to empower their communities in a culturally appropriate manner. The program includes:

• Lectures and presentations on local government, public policy, and neighborhood and community leadership
• Completion of a service project that reflects the skills learned in the program
• Engagement with community and government leaders

By the end of the program, participants will have the skills necessary to navigate local governments and, in turn, help not only themselves and their professional development but, empower their communities to do the same.  The academy is open to all qualified applicants 18 years or older with a high school diploma or equivalent.

Application

Application The application period for the 2023 cohort of the New American Leadership Academy opens on Monday, October 3, 2022 and will be accepted until Friday, November 18, 2022. Questions can be emailed to [email protected] Click here to apply!

Calendar and Applications

Program Calendar 2023 Cohort See the calendar of events for the 2023 New American Leadership Academy class - learn more

Former Fellows

Alumni View the alumni of the New American Leadership Academy - learn more