There are Natural Leaders all around us.
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Participants in a recent NLI Leadership group

new (2018) Natural Leaders Initiative logo


Natural Leaders Nominations

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Know a Natural Leader on the rise? Someone who cares about building stronger communities for all? Someone who can use a boost to build their confidence, skills and networks, and get support to move from dreams to action?

Tell them about NLI, and if they are interested, nominate them here.

The Natural Leaders Initiative (NLI) supports grassroots community members to grow as leaders. NLI participants take part in an 8-session leadership development group, meet other community leaders from diverse backgrounds, and learn ways to engage with community projects or start their own. Child care, dinner and (if needed) help with transportation are provided for each session. Contact Michele Jones, NLI Program Educator, at (607) 272-2292 ext. 167 or for information.

Group meetings begin on Tuesday March 12, 11:30am-2:00pm, and run for 7 additional Tuesdays through June 2019. This series will be led by NLI Educator, Michele Jones and co-facilitated by NLI Grad Laticia Perkins.


FREE to participants; Costs are covered by grants, donations and employer sponsorships.

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Michele L. Jones
NLI Program Educator
(607) 272-2292


CCE-Tompkins Education Center
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-3555