Sadie Nash Leadership Project

Rating: 4.95 stars   38 reviews


157 Montague Street, 4th Floor Brooklyn NY 11201 USA


Sadie Nash Leadership Project promotes leadership and activism among young women. The program is designed to strengthen, empower, and equip young women as agents for change in their world. By increasing the participation of women in social, political, and economic decision-making, SNLP seeks to question and redefine the nature of leadership and to promote perspectives and practices that are cooperative, accountable, ethical, and effective.

Target demographics:

We serve low-income young women, ages 14-22, from all 5 boroughs of New York City and Newark, NJ.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Over 300 low-income young women each year from across New York City and in Newark, NJ.

Geographic areas served:

All 5 boroughs of New York City and Newark, NJ.


Summer/cap - six week rigorous leadership development program at the new school in nyc and rutgers in newark nj in which young women are introduced to snlp through college-level courses, women role models, workshops and trips. The program includes ready s. E. T. Go! Which is an advanced second summer 4-week program to analyze in-depth case studies of social justice movements and build skills to execute a modest organizing project. The program also includes community action placement (cap) which offers hands-on, paid internship opportunities 2-4 hours a week for approximately first year graduates of the summer institute at community based organizations

leadership institute - intensive after-school classes offered onsite at our offices in nyc and newark focusing on sisterhood, activism, and college access

partnership program - classes to young women onsite at schools and social service agencies by invitation from the host site serving more marginalized populations of young women, including those who are pregnant or parenting, english language learners, and/or at risk of dropping out of high school.

ella (engage, learn, lead, act) fellowship - provides 14 fellows (ages 16-22) with intensive training to design individual projects in their community. They receive individual and group supervision, a generous monthly stipend, and a project allowance for this competitive opportunity

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Reviews for Sadie Nash Leadership Project

Rating: 5 stars  

Eight years ago I enrolled in the Sadie Nash Leadership Project summer program. Everyday my beliefs, prejudices and potential we brought to the forefront of conversation. Sadie Nash exposed me to powerful women from different walks of life and inspired me to embrace the power within myself.

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myself. My confidence in my ability to change the world was fueled by the Sadie Nash Leadership Project.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Open it up to more young women!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been to quite a few Sadie Nash events . They are always fun and inspiring. They showcase the young ladies who participate in their amazing programs in the most straightforward thus smart way. They let the girls shine with their confidence and poise. A great organization!

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I have heard the girls interview a civil rights activist ,and I was in awe of their poise and ability to ask smart questions spontaneously and eloquently.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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