Learn more about national organizations and programs devoted to advancing women’s and Latina leadership.



Arena is building an enduring progressinve talent pipeline by convening, training and supporting the next generation of candidates and campaign staff. They believe that the U.S. needs leaders from all walks of life, and are trying to make trainin, coaching and connections more accessible for anyone who wants to run a successful campaign.

Blue Institute 

The Blue Institute is designed to recruit & train young people of color seeking to become leaders, strategists & key staff members. We recruit highly qualified trainees through community and activist organizations throughout the South and Southwestern portion of the United States. 

Dare To Run

Dare to Run is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate and empower women with the skills necessary to run for public office at the local, state and national level of government. They offer female college graduates the chance to participate in a one-year certificate program in pursuit of a career path in public service. Dare to Run gives women the opportunity to be a voice for their communities by committing to run campaigns in search of elected office within two years of graduation from the program.


Emerge is changing the face of politics to create an inclusive democracy. They are the nation’s premier organization that recruits, trains and provides a powerful network to women who want to run for office. Emerge’s training programs offer women the tools and skills they need to run and win.

Higher Heights for America

Higher Heights is the only national organization providing Black women with a political home exclusively dedicated to harnessing their power to expand Black women’s elected representation and voting participation, and advance progressive policies.They create an environment for Black women to vote, run, win and lead through online training, research, cultural-shifting communications work and digital campaigns.


Ignite is building a movement of young women who are ready and eager to become the next generation of political leaders. They offer online and in-person programming and networks for K-12 students, college students, and professionals. 

National Democratic Training Committee

The National Democratic Training Committee is an organization that provides free in-depth training for Democrats who want to run, work or volunteer on campaigns. Training offered online and in-person options.

The National Women’s Political Caucus

The National Women’s Political Caucus is a multi-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women’s participation in the political process. NWPC recruits, trains and supports pro-choice women candidates for elected and appointed offices at all levels of government. The Caucus offers campaign training for candidates and campaign managers, as well as technical assistance and advice.

NCIL’s Elevate: Campaign Training for People with Disabilities

Elevate: Campaign Training for People with Disabilities is a campaign training series where expert political consultants teach leadership skills needed for elected office. The program explores a variety of core campaign skills from a cross-disability perspective, including operations, communications, fundraising, and voter outreach. This course is open to everyone, and they particularly encourage multi-marginalized people with disabilities to join them as they learn from five experienced political consultants of color about how to run for office.

New American Leaders 

New American Leaders is leading a movement for inclusive democracy by preparing first and second generation Americans to use their power and potential in elected office. They provide training programs to inspire immigrant leaders, build partnerships and coalitions among elected officials to advance more inclusive policies and research solutions to create more diverse leadership and make the political system more accessible to all Americans.

New Leaders Council (NLC)

New Leaders Council is a hub for progressive Millennial thought leadership. Their six-month training program, NLC Institute, equips leaders with the skills to run for office, manage campaigns, create start-ups and networks of thought leaders. 


ReflectUS is a nonpartisan coalition working to increase the number of women in office and achieve equal representation across the racial, ideological, ethnic, and geographic spectrum.Their coalition members provide training programs for women who want to run for office.


Re:Power is a team of organizers, strategists, and technologists dedicated to building transformative political power. Their work is tied to the belief that by partnering with individuals, organizations, and coalitions across the country, they can uncover leaders within communities to create radical change. Re:Power provides training events that support candidates and other community leaders.

Running Start

Running Start is committed to training a diverse group of young women to run for political office on a nonpartisan basis. Running Start’s training programs are focused on educating young women about leadership, campaign strategy, and teamwork, without a partisan lens. Running Start’s programs inspire young women to run and train them in the skills they need to win.

Rutgers’ Center for American Women in Politics- Ready to Run Program

The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) is nationally recognized as the leading source of scholarly research and current data about American women’s political participation.Ready to Run is a national network of non-partisan campaign training programs committed to electing more women to public office.  

She Should Run

She Should Run is a nonpartisan nonprofit working to dramatically increase the number of women considering a run for public office. They motivate women from all walks of life to explore the possibility of public office by identifying and tackling barriers to elected leadership. They do this through data-driven content, education and collective action.

The Campaign School at Yale University

The Campaign School at Yale University (TCSYale) is a nonpartisan, issue-neutral leadership program, whose mission is to increase the number and influence of women in elected and appointed offices in the United States and around the globe. TCSYale’s summer session is a boot-camp-style program designed to teach you the strategies essential to successful campaigns.

The Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN)

The Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN)’s mission is to increase the number of women in top leadership positions influencing all aspects of the public policy process. PLEN seminars enhance class work and curriculum by giving students valuable access to women leaders in Washington, D.C. from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches; agencies; nonprofit organizations; and the private sector.

Victory Institute

LGBTQ Victory Institute provides programming and trianing for current and future LGBTQ candidates and campaign workers. Their training and programming includes leadership summits, internships and fellows, as well as a Presidential Appointments Initiative and an International LGBTQ Leaders Conference.

Vote Run Lead

Vote Run Lead is a national, nonpartisan organization that trains women to run for office and win. They have trained more than 35,000 women. Their diverse campaign and leadership program are practical, actionable, nonpartisan and individualized. They work to equip women with the right know-how, training and how-to’s to help them enter politics with purpose.

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