The Challenge

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 overcome these challenges by recruiting more servant leaders to enter politics across the nation, and then educate and train 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

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 lead with paradoxical balance of humility and ambition.


We hold ourselves to the highest standards as we strive to execute our mission and steward our resources.

Nearly all [people] can withstand adversity, but if you want to test [someone’s] character, give [them] power.
— Abraham Lincoln

Our Courses

Answering the call

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.   

other programs

We offer courses like The Journey Continues and Learning from Leaders to coach and advise servant leaders at different stages of the political process.