Leading For Change

If Not Now, When?

NOW is the time for up-and-coming leaders to come forward and train to become the next generation of forward-thinking leaders – no matter how young or old.


You have a vision of the change you want to make to advance social justice and the civic action movement. Leading For Change has the programs that will elevate you to the next level of leadership – a level that empowers you to make your vision a reality.


Whether you’re engaged in non-profit work, planning to run for public office, serve as an organizer, or manage campaigns, Leading For Change has the tools, resources and programs to enable you to create the change and impact you desire to take your community of interest to new heights.

Leadership programs are great tools to expand professional knowledge, and build new relationships,LFC is noted as one of six Arizona leadership programs to galvanize your civic engagement, nonprofit management, and business leadership. We are excited! Read all about it!

Reserve your seat for 
2020 Fellows' Fundraiser


2020-2021 Fellowship Applications now online.  Scholarships still available!


Meet the Current Class of LFC Leaders Fellowship


LFC Alumni Elected to Office


30 LFC alumni ran for office in the Arizona November 6th election.  25 won!

We are extremely proud of all of our alumni who ran and won elected office to advance progressive values and policies

that will benefit the full diversity of our communities.  Congratulations to our winning LFC trained candidates!


If you’re planning to run for elected office in 2020 or beyond (or just thinking about it), this non-partisan, progressive Candidate Training will provide you with the nuts and bolts, and tools and skills for being an effective candidate.  Apply today and get on the path to becoming a strong candidate for change.

Candidate Training


Bring Our Programs to Your Organization


LFC works with nonprofits and associations to move their work forward.  We tailor our trainings to the needs of your organization.  Whether it’s strategic planning, message development and delivery, fundraising, or building partnerships and

collaborations, we offer interactive trainings to propel your organization into the future effectively and innovatively.  

Leaders Fellowship


8 months of intensive training.  The networking and connections that come along with it will not only open new doors for you but create a support system that continues long after the Fellowship has ended.  The Leading For Change Leaders Fellowship is designed to bring together a diverse group of emerged and emerging organizational leaders, community organizers, activists, future candidates and elected officials. It takes what you know and have experienced, and provides the environment for you to reflect critically and discover new ways to effectively lead and influence positive community change.

Driving Engagement and Powerful Transformations


The LFC Faculty is comprised of community leaders committed to social justice advancement and a representative democracy.  Their varied expertise and experience suppports LFC program participants in stepping into their leadership.  


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Phoenix, AZ 85004