To equip a new generation of Palestinian and Israeli change agents with the leadership tools needed to create social, economic and political change in the region.

NSL Summer Program-it all begins here

Emerging change agents from Israel and Palestine who come from diverse political, religious and professional backgrounds are equipped with the tools necessary to create a new story of economic, political and social change.

  • Delegates live in Palestinian-Israeli pairs with American host families in Washington, DC for 7 weeks each summer.  

  • They have work-placements in the offices of Representatives and Senators and in other high-level organizations.

  • NSL delegates use the Narrative Method to craft their personal stories of struggle and hope. Delegates share their stories at speaking engagements on Capitol Hill and across DC.

  • NSL’s delegates participate in strategic meetings with organizations like the United States Institute of Peace, J Street, AIPAC, the United Nations Development Program, and the Swedish Embassy, and with various US Congressmen and Senators, including Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Tim Kaine, and Rep. Joe Kennedy.

  • Each delegate arrives in Washington, DC with a proposed Project for Change (PFC). Working together in Palestinian-Israeli teams, they collaborate on joint social impact projects.

NSL in the Region-building lasting change

-Delegates return to the region after the summer prepared to implement their PFCs.

-PFCs become eligible for startup seed funding and receive technical support from the Alumni Network.