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About Leading For Change

Leading For Change (LFC) is a non-profit, non-partisan training organization dedicated to developing the next generation of civic leaders in their quest to enhance the lives and opportunities in their communities. Through a cadre of programs, collaborations and partnerships with diverse community leaders and social justice organizations, we are working to build a foundation for and pipeline of civic leaders who are prepared to reshape Arizona for the betterment of its people – children, youth and adults alike.

Co-Founded by Beth Meyer, former National State Operations Vice President of the Center for Progressive Leadership, in collaboration with community leaders and elected officials, Leading For Change was established to fill gaps in the training and preparation of emerging leaders planning to run for office, engaged in community organizing, developing policy and/or working within non-profit social justice organizations.

Our Trainings
LFC trainings are intentionally designed to be transformational. Going beyond skills training, our interactive training and learning approaches forge new ways of thinking, and exercising leadership. Expert trainers and curriculum challenge participants to reflect critically, draw upon their experiences, and expand their approach to and practice of leadership for change.  Program Overviews

Concentrating on a specific set of political leadership areas, including leading by your values, using power; communicating; creating and relaying a vision; planning strategically; engaging and understanding your community.  Our comprehensive programs are comprised of diverse leaders who are civically involved. These include;

  • Advocacy and Non-Profit Leaders

  • Community Organizers and Activists

  • Future Candidates

  • Public Officials

  • City, County and State Policy-Makers and Influencers

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the Arizona
you want to create.


can help make your vision a reality!

Our Purpose 

To ensure that all people living in our country have equal access to opportunities that enable them to advance economically, academically and socially.

Our Mission 

To provide leaders and emerging leaders with the necessary and effective tools, resources and networks to advance social justice and progressive values in communities. 

Our Values

All persons living in the United States have access to:

  • Quality Education at all levels of learning

  • Quality Health Care for children, youth and adults

  • A Fair and Compassionate Judicial System

  • Freedom of Choice

  • Equality in the Workplace 

Our Leaders

Meet the Team!

The Leading For Change Leadership Team is comprised of various community leaders, elected officials and experienced long-time organizers and activists for social justice and the advancement of progressive values.

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