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Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA)

Host type:
Nonprofit Organization

Key contact:

Name: Kate DeMello
Phone: 212-234-1384


What are the desired outcomes of the program?

To increase the admission of highly qualified, under-represented youth to the country’s leading colleges and universities and to make the pool from which American leaders are drawn more representative of our democracy.


Does the program serve a specific population?

Yes : Outstanding public high school students of under-represented racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds


What are key assumptions about leadership and how to support and develop leadership embedded in the program?


What leadership development theories does the program support?
Transformational Leadership
What leadership devlopment approaches does the program support\utilize?
Individual capacity-building
What is the focus of the program?
What are the core components of the program? What leadership capacities does the program cultivate?
Does the initiative have a "theory of change" or a "program logic model"? (will link to definition nodes on dev server)
No.