The Northwest Leadership Foundation exists to encourage, strengthen and develop leadership for the spiritual and social renewal of the city.
How do we do this? We discover, develop & deploy a new generation of leaders and citizens for lasting, positive change within the city. We find talented individuals in overlooked places with undeveloped leadership potential and develop this potential through collaborative, individually focused programs.
WHY WE STARTED
In 1989 a group of faith leaders in Seattle began a series of conversations asking, “do our leaders reflect the diversity of the community?”; “are these leaders equipped to tackle complex trends and entrenched social issues in collaboration and compassion?”; and “how will the leaders of our community continue to be trained and nurtured?”
WHO WE ARE
Our vision is that old men and women who come back to Tacoma, sit on benches throughout the community and spin tales, and move around safely with their canes – a good city to grow old in; and boys and girls fill the public parks, laughing and playing – a good city to grow up in.