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Enlisting military veterans and Americans of all backgrounds to serve and lead in the communities they call home.

Lead For America began in 2017 as a dorm room startup and has grown to become one of the nation’s fastest-growing nonprofits and a model national service program.

400+ Paid, Full-time Fellowships Created
in 150 different communities across 44 states
Over 90% of LFA Alumni
committed to serving their communities and states over the long-term
Over $145 Million
raised or secured by Fellows for their communities and efforts they are leading
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Our impact over the last six years

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Lead For America Launching New Veterans Fellowship Across All 50 States

“We are launching a Fellowship program for military veterans from all 50 states to be able to return to their hometown or home state and become leaders in their community. They will work alongside the governor, mayor, or another public service executive as a launching pad into careers in business, nonprofit, and government leadership in the future.”

What People Say 

"Cities and communities are now the vanguard of problem solving. Lead For America marries the desire of recent graduates to make change in our communities and the need of local governments for new ideas and capacity."

Bruce Katz
Inaugural Centennial Scholar at The Brookings Institution,
Author of The New Localism

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