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“DARE TO DREAM” AND “IRON SHARPENS IRON” – REFLECTIONS FROM APRIL INSTITUTE

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On the weekend of April 25-26, our 2015 Fellows met for their fourth weekend of institute, entitled “Progressive Ecosystems.” They spent 2 days discussing leadership & management principles, our upcoming fundraiser, and hearing from community leader Prophet Walker.

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HOW NLC LED ME TO CREATE MY DREAM COMPANY

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Back in December 2012, my inbox included an acceptance to the 2013 class of NLC-SF:

“New Leaders Council trains the best and the brightest of the next generation of progressive entrepreneurs, and we are honored to have you join this incredible cohort of Fellows.”

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THE SF NEW LEADERS COUNCIL’S PROGRESSIVE PROM IS A HIT

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By Tyra Fennell, Class of 2014

www.TyraFennell.com

 

It was a proud moment for me and my co-Fellows to have raised the most money to date for the San Francisco NLC Chapter which has a “pay it forward model” where each class is responsible for raising money for next year’s Fellows. This allows the program to remain free while putting into practice learned fundraising strategies. My co-Fellows and I can all see the finish line with our last weekend of workshops upon us. During our training we engaged in sessions to learn about the San Francisco political landscape including the campaign fundraising, public speaking skills, effective research and data strategies and my personal favorite, campaign budgeting (that was sarcasm). Special guests to the themed Progressive Prom fundraiser included State Senator Mark Leno, Assemblyman Phil Ting, former Supervisor and candidate for the California Board of Equalization Fiona Ma and my NLC mentor, prom date and District 8 Supervisor, Scott Wiener.

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VERNON WILLIAMS, CLASS OF ’13 & NLC-SF BOARD MEMBER, NAMED RICHMOND HOMETOWN HERO

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This article originally appeared in the Contra Costa Times in 2009

 Vernon Williams was carefully peeling an orange during a break from work one afternoon at the North Richmond Young Adult Employment Center when Andrenae Powell walked into his office.

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20 WAYS NOT TO BE A GENTRIFIER IN OAKLAND

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By Dannette Lambert, Class of 2013 & NLC-SF Board Member

This article originally appeared on OaklandLocal.com on January 30, 2014.  

 

Gentrification is the word of the day in Oakland. Everywhere you look people are asking, “Am I a gentrifier? Is it bad? Should I care?” What people don’t seem to realize is it isn’t the mere act of moving into a neighborhood that makes you a gentrifier; it’s what you do once you get there.

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BATKID SAVES SAN FRANCISCO, BRINGS THE CITY TOGETHER

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By: Kate Maeder, Chapter Director

Last Friday, stories of BatKid filled the airways and the streets of San Francisco as the Make a Wish Foundation transformed the city into Gotham City for the day to fulfill the dream of five-year-old Miles Scott, who is battling leukemia.

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TALES FROM A MENTORSHIP MATCHMAKER

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By Kevin Bard, NLC-SF Mentorship Chair

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SOCIAL JUSTICE: THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT, BUT WHOSE VISION IS BEHIND IT?

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By: Kristin Hunziker, NLC-SF Selections Chair

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GOV. BROWN’S MISGUIDED PRIVATE PRISON PLAN

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By: Van Jones & Matt Haney, NLC-SF Class of 2009

This article appeared on SFGate.com on August 28, 2013

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First Blog Post

Back in December 2012, my inbox included an acceptance to the 2013 class of NLC-SF:

“New Leaders Council trains the best and the brightest of the next generation of progressive entrepreneurs, and we are honored to have you join this incredible cohort of Fellows.”

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