To provide a safe space for Black and Brown people to explore the issues and public policy facing our people in the state of Louisiana, and to develop solutions together.



LEAD LA leaders are chosen each year to represent a broad cross-section of Louisiana. Through retreats, full-day seminars, service projects, discussion groups and community tours, members explore critical community issues, examine themselves as leaders and build relationships of trust and mutual understanding.

The LEAD LA experience does not end at graduation. For alumni, we offer an extensive calendar of alumni programming each year, allowing graduates to remain connected and informed through topical forums, dialogues and social gatherings. In addition, alumni will form committees that plan each year's class program and alumni events. 

LEAD LA is designed for young professionals to receive training through personal and professional development and broad exposure to the community, LEAD LA aims to equip young leaders early in their careers with the skills and knowledge needed to be an effective leader committed to the common good. LEAD LA boasts a diverse roster of accomplished alumni. These young leaders, and all who follow their example, represent the next generation of Louisiana.