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the call



My experience with New Politics Academy drove home the reason I felt called to serving my country in the first place. Rarely have I been surrounded by such amazing and dedicated public servants. Quite simply, it changed the way I see politics. Like never before, I feel ready and confident to explore new opportunities to seek public office.
— Mark, U.S. Air Force

Our Difference

Answering the Call is a leadership development experience that invites service alumni to explore whether they feel personally called to serve through politics. It is not a traditional training designed to teach participants technical skills like how to plan a campaign or manage volunteers. It is also not a motivational seminar, in which participants will encounter speakers or content designed to convince them to run for office. This is an opportunity for participants to undertake a personal journey to reflect on whether they feel called to political service.

Our Goals


service alumni in a reflection process that produces a new level of clarity about their interest in serving through politics


participants to achieve that higher level of inner clarity


a pipeline of servant leaders who have engaged seriously and substantively with whether they feel called to continue serving

No [human] is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance.
— Henry Miller