We confront the economic redlining of leadership development by empowering emerging leaders to reach their full potential.

Applications to the Summer Associate and Fellowship program are now closed.

Our 2020 deadlines are fast approaching. Be sure to submit your application by 11:59pm on the application deadlines:

  • For current students on April 20, 2020, 5 p.m. PST
  • For incoming freshman or transfer students on May 11, 2020, 5:00 p.m PST.

About the Leadership Academy

The Greenlining Leadership Academy trains and empowers the next generation of multi-ethnic leaders to create positive social change. We offer three transformative programs designed for young leaders seeking to reach their full potential. Graduates of the Leadership Academy join a global network of visionary leaders who work across racial and ethnic lines to address America’s most pressing problems with solutions rooted in equity and justice.

Our Programs


Casa Joaquin Residency

Founded at UC Berkeley in 1970 by Chicano/Latino students, Casa is a multi-ethnic residential leadership program that fosters academic success and a cross-racial living and learning experience for participating students.

The application period is now open. Deadlines:

  • For current students on April 20, 2020, 5 p.m. PST
  • For incoming freshman or transfer students on May 11, 2020, 5:00 p.m PST.

Fellowship Program

Fellowships are 11-month programs for early-career leaders who desire hands-on policy advocacy experience, leadership training, and transformative professional growth. We seek individuals who are committed to equity and justice for communities of color.

Applications closed at 11:59pm PST on February 9,  2020.

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Summer Associate Program

The Summer Associate program is an intensive 10-week training program for early-career leaders who want to gain real-world policy experience and to invest in their professional growth. Through leadership development and experiential learning, we seek to instill participants with the skills, confidence, and social networks to become effective advocates.

Applications for the Summer Associate program closed on January 26,  2020.

Over 1,000 Leaders Strong

Our strongest asset is our people. With more than 1000 alumni worldwide working in pursuit of a future where communities of color thrive, every graduate of the Leadership Academy helps propel the movement for fair and just future forward.

Tariq Meyers

Tariq Meyers

“Greenlining taught me how to negotiate this world as an advocate no matter what space I am in.” – Tariq Meyers, Global Head of Belonging, Inclusion, & Experience at Coinbase, 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30