This nation is undergoing rapid demographic changes with increasing racial and ethnic diversity sweeping across the land. As the impacts of these transformational changes are recognized, policymakers are confronted with opportunities and challenges in crafting public policies that benefit all Americans.
The Center for American Progress’s Leadership Institute seeks to shape the development and implementation of progressive public policies by increasing the ranks of policy experts drawn from communities of color. Our goal is to increase the participation of racial and ethnic minorities, who are vital to the nation’s future growth and prosperity, among the thinkers, shapers and planners at every level of government, nonprofit organizations, media and other groups that influence public policy.
If you’re interested in applying to become a Leadership Institute Fellow or want to know more about our program, please join us for an after-work, informational session. Current and past Fellows, along with CAP staffers and friends of the Leadership Institute, will be available to tell you about the benefits of the program and to answer any questions prospective applicants might have.