The New American Leaders Project (NALP) is the only national nonpartisan organization specifically focused on preparing first- and second-generation immigrants for civic leadership. Nearly one in five Americans are either immigrants or were born in the U.S. to at least one immigrant parent. At NALP, we believe that through civic engagement and leadership, first- and second-generation immigrants can help strengthen the fabric of American democracy.
We recruit recognized individuals with a track record of civic involvement and train them in the key skills needed for leadership from the community to the Capitol. We provide new American leaders with a non-partisan, safe space in which they can learn about the challenges and opportunities of citizenship commitment and determine how they can best contribute to making our democracy stronger and more vibrant.
Expand the number of immigrants in leadership positions.
Increase voter participation in immigrant communities.
Provide immigrant voters with more opportunities to engage with leaders who reflect their unique experiences.
President and Founder, The New American Leaders Project
Chief Financial Officer, Planned Parenthood Federation and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund
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S. Mitra Kalita
Commentary Editor, Quartz
Executive Director, The New York Foundation
Senior Fellow, Community Resource Exchange
Mario E. Diaz
President, MED Associates
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Our Advisory Committee
Raquel Castaneda-LopezDetroit, Michigan City Council Member
Ana GrandeAdjunct Professor, Mount St. Mary’s University*
Stephanie Gray ChangMichigan State Representative, District 6*
Petra FalconExecutive Director, Promise Arizona
Mary Anne FooExecutive Director, Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA)
Rebecca JimenezMayor, Guadalupe, Arizona
Jorge MontalvoDirector, New York State Office of New Americans*
Jose F. MorenoChair, Dept of Chicano and Latino Studies, Cal State Long Beach
John MiyasatoPrincipal, Crossroads Campaigns
Mike MoschellaVice President of Organizing, NationBuilder
Stephanie ParraGoverning School Board Member, Ward 3 Phoenix Union High School District*
Angelica SalasExecutive Director, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
Raquel TeranArizona State Director, Mi Familia Vota*
Theresa TranExecutive Director, APIAVote-Michigan*
Michelle WuBoston, Massachusetts City Council Member
Color of Democracy Fund
Four Freedoms Fund
The New World Foundation
New Venture Fund
Ong Family Foundation
Panta Rhea Foundation
The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation