Fellows at Catalyst Institute '19
A strong community for everyone.
To build a leadership force of moral, dynamic, locally-rooted, and long-term committed leaders serving the communities they call home in every corner of this country.
We commit to building strong communities through service and bringing people together across lines of difference.
Bridge Building | Proximity & Commitment to Place | Integrity & Selfless Service | Long-Term Commitment
215 Paid, Full-time Fellowships Created
in 150 different communities
93% of LFA Alumni
committed to serving their communities for the long-term
Over $100 Million
raised or secured by Fellows for their communities and efforts they are leading
6 Affiliates Created
in Kansas, Hawai'i, Nebraska, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Poughkeepsie (NY)
Fellows at Catalyst Institute
Convergent leadership is Lead For America’s central theory of leadership. Convergent leaders are those who are dedicated to service to others above self. They are those who are historically informed, committed to their communities, and dedicated to solving challenges through innovation and long-term commitment.
To be a convergent leader is to continuously strive towards towards making your community the best it can be.