• Leaders aren't born, they're made

    We're developing tomorrow's American Muslim leaders.

  • "If you're not at the table, you're on the menu."

    Lack of diversity and American Muslim representation in halls of power means our voices aren't being heard in important conversations. Our CLDP program is changing that narrative by cultivating the next Mayors, City Councilors, Members of Congress, CEOs and non-profit Executive Directors.

  • Why apply to be a CLDP fellow?

  • We provide the right leadership tools

    As a fellow, you will learn essential leadership tools in a classroom setting, then be placed in real-world situations to put what you learned into practice. Meant to take you out of your comfort zone, these exercises will be a source of personal and professional growth. With these tools and practice, you will return to your communities equipped to step into leadership positions in university organizations, civic clubs and non-profits.

    We place you into a Capitol Hill internship

    Walk the halls of Congress with Senators, Congressman and policy makers, gain an understanding of the policy making process from an insider’s perspective, and interact with a network of thousands of interns from across the nation who are also passionate about social change.

    Leave the hard part to us. We help place CLDP fellows in internships and fellowships with a member of Congress, Committee, or Caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. This experience allows our fellows to understand the legislative process from the inside and learn how they can shape policy through their respective professions.

    We provide networking and mentorship

    As a fellow, you will attend panels with some of the most influential individuals in Washington, D.C. and the country. You will hear and learn from the life experiences of leaders who were once in the same shoes as you.

    CLDP fellows attend leadership and professional development courses. The classes are designed to challenge conventional thinking and instill leadership qualities in theory and practice. Fellows also meet and spend time with distinguished leaders from various professions.

  • Your future starts now.

    Apply to be a Summer 2020 fellow by December 1st