The New American Leaders Project (NALP) is the only national nonpartisan organization focused on preparing first- and second-generation immigrants for civic leadership.



Check out this video with The New American Leaders Project's Ready to Lead: Denver, Colorado alumni Nicole Melaku.

Video made by one of the sponsors of the training, the Young Latino Philanthropist Fund of the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado.


Represent 2020

A Scorecard for Immigrant Leadership in America

In the first report of its kind, researchers surveyed 7,382 state legislators to determine the number of Asian American and Latino elected officials currently serving in office in state government nationwide.

Their findings? Only 377 Asian American and Latinos hold elected seats in state legislatures.

Across the board, not one state legislature accurately reflects the number of Asian American and Latinos residing in their states.

How did your state do?

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100 scenes in 1 minute from the Colorado Training.   We just finished our latest Ready to Lead training in Colorado, and are excited to welcome a new class of alumni!A big thank you to our Colorado and national partners for making this training possible: Servicios de la Raza, the Colorado Latino Forum, Latino Community Foundation of Colorado, and the Wellstone Center for Community Action.  23 new Ready to Lead Colorado 2015 alumni are excited and more prepared to lead their communities.The weekend was busy, but engaging and empowering.  Groups practicing their stump speeches and telling stories in a variety of ways.   The powerful “Voices from the Field” Panel featured invaluable advice from Former Colorado State Senator Polly Baca, Denver School Board Member Rosemary Rodriguez, Colorado State Representative Dominick Moreno, and former University of Colorado Regent Joe Neguse.On Sunday, Colorado State Representative Crisanta Duran stopped by to share her campaign as an in-depth case-study.   The trainers, Arizona State Director for Mi Familia Vota Raquel Terán (@RaquelTeran) and Colorado State Senator Jessie Ulibarri (@jessie4CO), inspired and challenged the participants. Represent 2020The New American Leaders Project’s Represent 2020 Report shows that Colorado will need to elect 3 more Asians and 25 more Latinos to achieve parity by 2020. Tweet of the Weekend Please remember to donate here, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter! Thank you for your continued support.