Developing the Leaders of Tomorrow, Today!

The 2024 cohort is underway. For more information on Emerging Leaders or other leadership resources, contact ckreachbaum@tnpsocal.org
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TNP’s Emerging Leaders is a year long program for nonprofit professionals looking to advance to the next stage in their career. The program is designed for individuals interested in moving towards an executive director or leadership position the nonprofit sector. Through cohort-based learning, participants build skills and their network with other leaders. 


  • Develop ‘bench strength’ for organizations to ensure relevance and sustainability.
  • Improve one’s understanding, skills, and confidence in nonprofit management.
  • Identify leadership styles for enhanced interpersonal effectiveness.
  • Increase strategic thinking and planning abilities.
  • Prepare the next generation of nonprofit leaders.
  • Receive five sessions with a mentor to enhance learning and support skill integration.

Who Should Attend?

Individuals interested in advancing a career in the nonprofit sector and/or becoming Executive Directors/CEOs of a nonprofit organization. Most participants have at least 5 years of nonprofit experience and are in a senior management role at their organization.

Other Details

The 10-month program begins with a retreat, followed by monthly sessions held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Program Fee: $1,200*

Individuals must commit to the full  program, so the benefits of participation can be experienced by all attendees.

*Program Fees are deeply discounted through general operating support provided to TNP.

For more information please contact Christina Kreachbaum, Program Manager, at ckreachbaum@tnpsocal.org.

Photo of Emerging Leaders Cohort 2024 (21 participants in picture)

TNP Emerging Leaders 2024 Cohort

Andrew Aragon-  Grand Vision Foundation

Crista Chairez-  Child Lane

Zachary Deere-  Rancho Los Amigos Foundation

Jordan Gohara-  International City Theatre

Maribell Gonzalez-  Casa Treatment Center

Hunny Hach- United Cambodian Community

Azucena Hernandez- Promesa Boyle Heights at Proyecto Pastoral

Yesenia Hernandez- Mayor’s Fund for Long Beach

Liliana Lopez- Women Shelter of Long Beach

Marissa Lopez- SoCal Grantmakers

Roberto Luca- Mass Liberation

Yazmin Mendez- Young Storytellers

Dori Morper- The Heart of Ida

Yvonne Ng- Boys & Girls Clubs of West San Gabriel Valley & Eastside

Phillip Redd- Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach

Steve Squire- Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens

Berrie Tsang- Sierra Madre Playhouse

Javier Valladares- Conservation Corps of Long Beach

Tobias Vasquez- CCEJ

Grace Weng-  Friends of the Children Los Angeles

James Wright- Food Finders

Khalil Zeigler- Long Beach Forward

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