2019 NEW LeadershipTM New York Applications are now open!

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NEW LeadershipTM New York (NLNY), is a program of the Women's Leadership Academy (WLA) at the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society (CWGCS). In partnership with the National Education for Women’s  (NEW) Leadership Network, a bi-partisan program to educate college women about the political process and teach them to become effective leaders, NEW LeadershipTM New York is the first and only program of its kind in New York State.  A week-long, residential undergraduate leadership development program for women, NLNY strives to instill the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for effective political engagement and community organizing.

The goals of the New Leadership New York program are to increase:

  • Self-efficacy of participants regarding leadership capacity and capabilities;
  • Knowledge of political and policy-making processes, and ways by which women can shape the public policy process;
  • Leadership principles and approaches of women political and policy leaders; how political campaigns are organized and run;, and
  • The critical importance of diversity in enriching the democratic political participation.
  • Awareness and preparedness of career options in the fields of politics and public policy; and
  • Skills in developing and organizing a campus or community engagement project at their home institutions or communities.

Check out the NEW LeadershipTM New York brochure.

NEW LeadershipTM NY: Program Sponsors

The Center for Women in Government & Civil Society would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support of NEW LeadershipTM New York program

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  • CWGCS Advisory Board

  • Ernest O. Reaugh Trust Fund


The Center would also like to thank the many individuals - board members, fellows and friends - who gave generously of their time and resources to make this program a success. Thank you.