Leadership Academy

Cultivating Racial Equity Leaders

The Greenlining Institute is cultivating the next generation of racial equity leaders as part of our mission to bring lasting, transformative change for communities of color. 

Our Leadership Academy empowers multi-racial college students and early professionals to contribute to shaping public policy and lead on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

The 2024 - 2025 Fellowship Applications are now closed.

Our Approach

Empowering Early Career Professionals to Lead on Powerful Solutions

From cultivating community-building and public-speaking skills to learning techniques on how to build self-awareness and inclusive work environments, our programs are designed to help you step into your leadership through firsthand experiences.

Program graduates go on to attend top law schools, lead non-profits organizations, and become leaders in the public and private sectors. Alumni join a network of 1,000+ professionals who are dedicated to solving today’s biggest challenges.

We focus on:

  • Leadership Skills: Facilitation, conflict resolution, negotiation
  • Hands-On Policy Advocacy: Research, analysis, persuasive writing
  • Racial Equity Frameworks: Applying this to climate and economic policy
  • Professional Social Networks: Coalition and community building, professional development, mentorship

What Leadership Academy Alumni are Saying

Our Programs
Academy Alumni Association

A Community of Powerful Leaders

The Greenlining Academy Alumni Association believes our greatest strength is our connection to one another.

Every year, we welcome new graduates to our expanding network of racial equity champions. We encourage alumni to build community, exchange resources, and share job opportunities online and attend networking events. Lost touch? Sign up to reconnect with your GAAA community.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Fellowship application is now closed. Please visit our website in late 2024 for the 2025-26 Fellowship application.

When alumni give financially to the Greenlining Academy Alumni Association, they demonstrate that those who know Greenlining best value its continued work. If you are interested in learning more about how to support the GAAA’s fundraising activities, please contact the GAAA Board at gaaa@greenlining.org.

To donate to the Leadership Academy, please click here.

The Greenlining Academy Alumni Association believes our greatest assets are our people. We strongly encourage alumni to build community, exchange resources, and share job opportunities online and in-person. To do this, we manage a variety of online listservs, databases and groups:

  • GAAA Listserv: A Google Groups email listserv where alumni can share internship and job opportunities. To join the group please click here.
  • GAAA Facebook and LinkedIn Groups: These groups make it easier for you to add alumni to your professional and personal online social networks. These are more informal groups, where alumni engage in a variety of conversations, from sharing news articles to organizing in-person meetups. To join the Facebook Group, click here. To join the LinkedIn Group, click here.

Alumni are one of the strongest recruitment sources for Academy programs. If you have a candidate referral, please contact the Leadership Academy at academy.info@greenlining.org.