New Leaders Alumni

Working Together To Radically Transform Schools For The Better
New Leaders Alumni
Cohort 2003

8,000 Strong And Growing

Our national network—over 8,000 equity-focused leaders—are motivated by a deep, personal commitment to making a difference for students of color and students from communities with lower incomes. Our alumni are credible, innovative, and student-focused. They lead with conviction and hope in districts, nonprofits, and public office.

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What It Means To Be A New Leader (In Only 7 Words)

Reflections from Our Alumni

Believing the impossible is possible for kids

Michele Mason, Senior Director, Center for Educational Leadership, Charlotte, NC

Leaving a district far better than I found it

Erin McMahon, Superintendent, Marblehead, MA

Supporting children of color to achieve dreams

Kamilah Hampton, Principal, Chicago, IL

Leaning in, loving hard, and being authentic

Myron Long, Executive Director, Social Justice School, Washington, DC

Lasting Impact

Our leaders are transforming our schools and communities for the better.
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3 in 5 alumni identify as leaders of color.

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1 in 5 alumni are promoted into district leadership.

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Our alumni serve in over 1,300 school systems.

Tap Into our Alumni Support

Are you already a New Leaders alum? Then you’ve come to the right place.
New Leaders offers coaching and professional learning opportunities to our alumni. We can help you deepen your leadership, amplify your impact, and build community.
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High-quality programming and learning opportunities
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Just-in-time support for what you need right now
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Community building events in your city
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Networking groups to reconnect and share
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Resources and leadership tools you can trust
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Opportunities for career advancement
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