NEW Leadership® 

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A national nonpartisan college students' public leadership training program addressing women's underrepresentation in politics.

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NEW Leadership® was designed by CAWP to educate and inspire a new generation of leaders. 

The multi-day residential program educates college students about the important role that politics plays in their lives, introduces them to successful women leaders, and encourages them become more involved in the political process.

Survey of NEW Leadership® Alumni shows: NEW Leadership® works. 

The survey results confirm that NEW Leadership® has been successful in inspiring the vast majority of alumni to participate in politics, educating them about the political process and increasing their overall confidence and leadership skills.

The NEW Leadership® National Network

A partnership of colleges and universities across the country dedicated to developing more leaders that will address women's underrepresentation in politics. Network partners have established NEW Leadership® programs for college students in their state or region.

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NEW Leadership® New Jersey

Susan N. Wilson NEW Leadership® New Jersey summer institute is a non-partisan, three-day residential program that will take place June 7-9, 2024 at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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Hazel Frank Gluck Award

Named in honor of Hazel Frank Gluck, a respected leader in New Jersey and beyond, with a distinguished public service career, this award is presented annually to acknowledge the accomplishments of NEW Leadership® New Jersey graduates who have emerged as inspiring advocates, candidates and community leaders.  

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The NEW Leadership® National Network Map

Click on the map below to find a program near you.