Developing the Next Generation of Progressive Leaders

The Center for Progressive Leadership (CPL) has trained over 6,000 diverse leaders through intensive, nonpartisan leadership programs primarily in our state offices.


CPL trains, mentors, and coaches high-potential leaders at every level of civic involvement, including:

  • Organization Leaders
  • Future Candidates and Elected Officials
  • Community Organizers and Grassroots Activists
  • Policy, Government and Media Leaders

CPL focuses on providing comprehensive, long-term leadership development for diverse leaders across the country. Read about our programs, including State Fellowships & New Leaders Program.


At the Center for Progressive Leadership, we believe that our country's civic leadership should reflect the full diversity of our country and that our government should advance equal opportunity and ensure fair and equitable treatment for all.






 Upcoming Programs

Michigan Economic Justice Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted for the Michigan Economic Justice Fellowship, participants will learn how to be leaders in Michigan’s economic justice movement. With a focus on raising the minimum wage and ensuring that workers receive earned sick days


The Center for Progressive Leadership (CPL) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) educational organization.

CPL does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender expression, or party affiliation. CPL does not lobby or support, endorse or oppose candidates for office. DHTML JavaScript Menu Courtesy of

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