Through civic action, education and events, and meaningful programming, we promote powerful connections among a diverse community of visionary influencers
The Signature Program (also known as the Class Year) brings together diverse senior leaders to identify, examine and actively address civic issues in Greater Washington. By mobilizing these leaders around a common cause, the program empowers them to serve as a collective force for social change. Participants become members of LGW upon completing the program.
“I believe not just in the Leadership at LGW, but in the people…in my class and the power of their potential to create needed change in this region.”
— Mark Bergel (’16)
Founding and Executive Director, A Wider Circle
LGW’s Rising Leaders Program provides early-career professionals the tools they need to succeed as leaders. Through engaging activities and discussion, the five-month program teaches skills essential to professional growth and leadership.
“My experience with Rising Leaders has left me with the confidence that it is attainable. I moved to DC just over a year ago, a city where I knew no one. Rising Leaders has left me with an impressive network of Washingtonians well on their way to creating impact if they haven’t already.”
— Reece Soltani
Rising Leaders Class of 2018, AARP Foundation
Youth Leadership Greater Washington (YLGW) is a five-month youth leadership development and community education program. Founded in 1991, this interactive program serves high school sophomores and juniors in the Greater Washington region.
“Every day that I walked into YLGW I knew that I would be embarking on a new journey, a new endeavor, a new opportunity of exploration and discovery. A journey of development, growth, and solidarity. A journey that created a bridge where community exists, connectivity flourishes and communication engages.”
— Bijou Barry
YLGW Class of 2018
Together, our members create meaningful, measurable change that improves lives across Greater Washington.