2024 New American Leadership Institute (NALI)

The New American Leadership Institute (NALI) is an annual four-session civics academy for emerging immigrant and refugee leaders to learn about the structure of local government, hone leadership skills, network with peers, and identify opportunities for civic participation. These sessions prepare NALI participants to act as ambassadors for their communities!

Conversational English is required to apply

Must live or work in Baltimore City

Apply online at bit.ly/ApplyNALI2024 

NALI Sessions

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NALI Sessions will included:

  • training and honing the leadership skills of our emerging immigrant and refugee leaders
  • learning different leadership styles and how to effectively facilitate group decision making
  • introduction to local government and city structure
  • panels with elected officials and local neighborhood safety organizations
  • presentations from Mayor's Offices and Baltimore City agencies about their services and function
  • information about how federal funds are leveraged and how private/public partners collaborate to provide access to resources for immigrant communities

NALI has helped me to ... prepare for a better future that works for everyone else.

- NALI 2023 Participant

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