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.