In our nation today, there are more than two million military veterans who have served since 9/11, more than one million AmeriCorps alumni, and more than 230,000 Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. These Americans have demonstrated a deep commitment to serving the country and represent some of our nation's best, proven servant leaders. Yet only a tiny sliver currently run for, or hold, political office. And when servant leaders do show interest in running, they quickly discover that our political system has significant barriers to access. Simply put, the political space is challenging to enter and confusing to navigate for servant leaders who chose to run.
At New Politics Leadership Academy, we work to overcome these challenges by recruiting more servant leaders to enter politics across the nation, and then educating and training them to succeed in the political arena.
What We Do
New Politics Leadership Academy is a nonpartisan non-profit organization dedicated to recruiting and supporting servant leaders to serve through politics. Through leadership development experiences, educational programming, and networking events, we're building a new pipeline into politics for Americans who have served our communities and country before and who feel called to continue their service by jumping into the political arena.
Our core values represent our deepest beliefs and our highest aspirations. Together, these values comprise our inner compass; through adhering to these values, we maintain the clarity, focus, and drive required to powerfully serve others.
We are committed to taking purposeful action in the face of fear, uncertainty, and discomfort.
We are committed to living in alignment with our own deepest values, and with a clear-eyed understanding of the challenges our communities face.
We strive to see through the eyes of others.
We dedicate ourselves to serving others, and we pursue politics as a path that expands our capacity to serve.
We are stewards of America’s bold experiment in government of, by, and for the people.
Have you ever contemplated the question of whether you feel personally called to run for public office as a next step on your own service journey?
Foundations is our follow-up program for servant leaders who emerge from Answering the Call with clarity that are called to serve through politics.