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Hillary Clinton Taps 2015 NLC DC Fellow Lorella Praeli As Latino Outreach Director

As the NLC Institute comes to a close, the announcement of NLC DC 2015 Fellow Lorella Praeli's as the Hillary Clinton campaign's Latino Outreach Director made a huge splash in the media. Please read more on this below:

 Sec. Hillary Clinton Announcement Video Features NLC Alum

Secretary Clinton announced her campaign via video on Sunday April 12, 2015. Jared Milrad, NLC Boston 2012 Fellow was featured. His spot in the announcement sparked a little fire in the media.

Catch Jared in the video, starting at 2:18.

The spot was also highlighted by the following:

ABC News

ABC7 Chicago

BBC NewsBeat

Business Insider

Chicago Tribune

Christian Post

Daily Mail

Dallas Voice

El Nuevo Herald

Fox32 Chicago

Fox News Radio

Global News

HuffPost Live

International Business Times

Liberation (FR)

LGBTQ Nation

Los Angeles Daily News


 MSNBC – Now With Alex Wagner

MSNBC – The Rundown With Jose Diaz-Balart

NBC5 Chicago

New York Times

NY Daily News

Out Magazine






Talk Radio NewsTelegraph - UK


The China Post

The Guardian

The Washington Blade

Windy City Times


2011 NLC NYC Fellow Named Deputy Secretary of NY State for Economic Opportunity

Jorge Montalvo is a Fellow from the NLC NYC class of 2011. On March 20, 2015 the announcement of his appointed by Governor Cuomo to serve as Deputy Secretary of State was released. 

Jorge Montalvo has been appointed Deputy Secretary of State for Economic Opportunity where he will advise and support the Secretary of State in the management of the Department of State and will be responsible for assisting in formulating agency policy and implementing program plans related to the $60 million Community Service Block Grant, the Division of Consumer Protection and the Cemeteries Division, among other State programs.

Mr. Montalvo will continue to serve as Director of the New York State Office for New Americans and will also continue to oversee the Regional Economic Development Councils Opportunity Agenda and the Empire State Fellows program. Mr. Montalvo previously served as Director of Strategic Policy Initiatives for the New York State Consumer Protection Board. Before joining the State, he served as Policy and Public Affairs Officer for the New York City Economic Development Corporation and Corporate Relations and Volunteerism coordinator for the NYC 2012 Olympic Bid Committee. Mr. Montalvo has a B.A. in chemistry from Dartmouth College.

Read the full announcement here:

2014 NLC Fellow To Become Next Executive Director of OFA

Sara El-Amine

Sara El-Amine was a Fellow in the 2014 class of NLC Chicago. She will be taking over as Executive Director of Organizing for America.

Obama Ally Organizing For Action Has Major Leadership Change

WASHINGTON -- Organizing for Action, the nonprofit advocacy group birthed for President Barack Obama’s two presidential campaigns, is getting a face-lift.

Jon Carson, the organization’s first and only executive director, will step down on Dec. 1 to be replaced by Sara El-Amine, the organization’s national grassroots organizing director. Abby Witt, OFA’s deputy national issues campaign director, is being promoted to managing director. 

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Who's Next

Who’s Next: 18 young Pennsylvanians shaping politics

Three alumni of the New Leaders Council Institute were named in the 18 young Pennsylvanians shaping politics in Billy Penn. Read more about these impressive former Fellows and the work they are doing in the progressive sphere.

Welcome to the very first installment of a new effort here at Billy Penn. We’re calling this “Who’s Next,” and the idea’s pretty simple: To highlight some of the most dynamic people working to shape our city every day. Our goal with “Who’s Next” is to identify and track the next generation of leaders and influencers.

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New Leaders Council New Jersey Honorary Co-Chair Assemblyman Troy Singleton and The NewDEAL

New Leaders Council New Jersey Honorary Co-Chair Assemblyman Troy Singleton one of 11 chosen as part of The NewDEAL --

Progressive network taps three from NJ in leadership roles

By Politicker Staff | 10/22/14 11:00am

Today, NewDEAL Honorary Co-Chairs Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland and U.S. Senator Mark Begich of Alaska announced that eleven state and local elected leaders from across the country have been selected as the next group of NewDEAL Leaders, three of whom are from New Jersey.

The NewDEAL is a national network committed to highlighting pro-growth progressive state and local elected leaders from across the country with innovative ideas to build broadly-earned, sustainable economic growth.

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Corey Blay, NLC NYC Class of 2009, and the achievement gap in Harlem

Working to fix the achievement gap and help young men of color go on to higher education. Corey Blay currently works at Brotherhood Prep, New York University and is a MBA/MPA candidate at NYU. Previously, Corey was a fellow as part of the nLC NYC Class of 2009. Corey's unique background as the youngest faculty member of an elite private school allowed him to see first hand the racial divide in our top private schools. Recently Corey tackled the problem of the growing achievement gap in Harlem.

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