About LEDA


Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) empowers a community of exceptional young leaders from under-resourced backgrounds by supporting their higher education and professional success in order to create a more inclusive and equitable country.

LEDA is a national nonprofit organization that identifies and develops the academic, professional, and leadership potential of exceptional public high school students from under-resourced backgrounds.

LEDA believes that selective colleges are not only a gateway to opportunity, but a nexus for the development of leadership in every field. By helping talented students from under-resourced backgrounds access these institutions and providing them with the tools necessary to succeed, LEDA seeks to ensure that this country’s leadership is truly reflective of its citizenry.

Vision Statement

An inclusive and equitable America where leadership reflects, celebrates, and supports diverse perspectives.

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