Cultural Leadership Visits NAN Headquarters on Saturday, June 9th, 2012

May 31, 2012

Cultural Leadership is a year-long, educational, leadership program that teaches students to be social justice activists and change agents.  Students meet over the course of a year – 460 hours in all, which includes three weekend retreats, monthly meetings, and a three week summer transformational journey covering much of the east coast and the “deep south.”  Cultural Leadership opens students’ eyes to problems that often go unnoticed in our communities, such as racism, anti-Semitism, poverty and oppression.  While the program teaches about these issues through the Jewish and African-American lens, it is open to ALL students of ALL backgrounds who wish to learn about activism and make a difference in the world.

Throughout the year and on the summer trip, students meet influential people like Rev. Dr. Al Sharpton, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Congressman John Lewis, as well as local leaders. In addition, they meet countless others whose names are less well known, but have still had an incredible impact on our country.  Each speaker and program provides students with more passion, experience, and knowledge, exciting them to become “troublemakers of the best kind.”  In addition, participants learn leadership skills and about ethics and morals.  Parents of participants meet eight times during the year their children are in Cultural Leadership.

If you would like more information on the program, or an application, visit