Ready to Lead® 2022
Like you, New American Leaders is closely monitoring the news and government updates for guidance on the coronavirus (COVID-19). But our work to empower New Americans and people of color to run, win, and lead continues. We are safely bringing Ready to Lead® to a region near you in 2022!
By completing a Ready to Lead application, you are agreeing to show proof of vaccination, sign a COVID Waiver, and complete a COVID self-assessment survey.
Ready to Lead® identifies the immigrant experience as an asset in civic leadership. The curriculum, specifically designed by New Americans, shows trainees how to message, fundraise, and embrace one's heritage to become a successful candidate.
At Ready to Lead®, you will:
Write a compelling stump speech rooted in values
Learn grassroots fundraising tactics from other elected officials
Practice messaging techniques and pivoting strategies
Engage with New American leaders from across the country
Our support to help people like you get elected and appointed does not end at Ready to Lead®. As a Ready to Lead® alum, you will have access to one-on-one coaching. Through individualized support, you will be prepared to declare your candidacy.
Darrin Camilleri, Michigan State Representative
Raquel Castañeda-López, former Detroit City Councilmember
Julie Gonzales, Colorado State Senator
Varisha Kahn, Redmond City Councilmember
Felicia Singh, former New York City Council Candidate
Raquel Terán, Arizona State Representative
Ready to Lead® 2022 Training Dates and Deadlines:
For *in-person* trainings, there is a $150 registration fee if accepted. Your registration fee covers food and all program materials. Declared candidates can apply, but must pay the market rate fee of $250.
NAL helps offset the cost associated with travel by providing all non-declared participants with hotel accommodations in any state. NAL also awards registration scholarships. Read more about Read to Lead here.
For *on-line* trainings, there is a $25 registration fee if accepted. Declared candidates can apply, but must pay $50.
Southwest Regional Training in Las Vegas, Nevada (DEADLINE PASSED)
Training Dates: February 4-6th
Application Deadline: January 10th at 11:59 PM ET
National Women’s Training in San Francisco, California (DEADLINE PASSED)
Training Dates: March 11-13th
Application Deadline: February 7th at 11:59 PM ET
Southeast Regional Training in Atlanta, Georgia (DEADLINE PASSED)
Training Dates: April 8-10th
Application Deadline: March 7th at 11:59 PM ET
AANHPI Women Rising Training in New York City, NY (DEADLINE PASSED)
Training Dates: May 13-15th
Application Deadline: April 18th at 11:59 PM ET
Participants in AANHPI Women Rising will be required to attend 2 webinars after the conclusion of the training, and participate in a total of 2 hours of coaching in the months of June and July 2022 (1 session per month).
Midwest Regional Training in Detroit, Michigan (DEADLINE PASSED)
Training Dates: May 20-22nd
Application Deadline: April 25th at 11:59 PM ET
Colorado Regional Training in Colorado (DEADLINE PASSED)
Training Dates: June 10-12th
Application Deadline: May 13th at 11:59 PM ET
Ready to Lead Online (via ZOOM)
September 30th from 4:00pm-7:00pm PST / 7:00pm-10:00 EST
October 1st from 9:00am-2:30pm PST/ 12:00pm-5:30PM EST
October 7th from 4:00pm-7:00pm PST / 7:00pm-10:00 EST
October 8th from 9:00am-2:30pm PST/ 12:00pm-5:30PM EST
Application Deadline: September 12th at 11:59 PM ET
NAL COVID Guidelines:
All accepted applicants are required to upload proof of vaccination (and booster shot if applicable), sign a COVID Waiver through SMApply, and complete a self-assessment survey at least 72 hours prior to attending the training, and each morning of the training they attend. The self-assessment survey will ask if a) participants have tested positive for COVID/Omicron recently b) participants have been in close contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID/Omicron c) participants have traveled outside the county AND d) participants are experiencing any COVID/Omicron symptoms. If you answer yes to any of the self-assessment questions, you will have to provide a negative PCR test result to attend.
You are able to save your progress and return to this application at another time. Once you submit your application, we will review it along with our training timeline. You will hear about your status at least three weeks prior to the scheduled training date you have applied for.
If you have any issues with your application, please email Misora Enslein, NAL Program Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.