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Rautenberg New Leaders Project (NLP)

“Our community has a long-standing legacy of leadership with a commitment to integrity, social justice, ethical government, and thoughtful policy decisions. NLP allowed me to build a community of other emerging civic leaders committed to our shared values.” — State Senator Ben Allen

For over 25 years, The Rautenberg New Leaders Project (NLP) has provided unique opportunities and training to elevate the next class of outstanding Jewish civic leaders in Los Angeles. With a commitment to the Jewish tradition of social responsibility, NLP empowers participants to hone their leadership skills and gain a deep understanding of the diverse fabric of Los Angeles, while working with elected, civic, and community leaders to address some of the most critical challenges facing our city.

Throughout the year, NLP participants build relationships with like-minded peers who share their passion for civic engagement and social change. Participants gain confidence to let their voices be heard and the skills and connections needed to make a difference.

Participants in this premier program:

  • Meet and learn from top elected, civic, and community leaders from across the region who are helping transform Los Angeles
  • Gain a deep understanding of economic, social, and political challenges facing our city
  • Develop instrumental leadership skills and a vibrant network that will help make a difference in the community

Applicants must be Jewish adults between the ages of 27 and 40 who demonstrate strong leadership skills and a commitment to engaging in civic life.

NLP inspires a new generation of civic leaders who approach their work grounded in Jewish values and who are educated on the challenges affecting Jewish and neighboring communities. NLP alumni have successfully run for office, have been appointed to government commissions, and are influential in Los Angeles civic life.

Applications are closed for the 2024 class.