The Leadership Institute prepares the next generation to take its place in the fields of community service and policy development.

our mission

Our goal is to increase the pool of black leaders in public service careers and public policy positions

through providing fellowships, internships, and scholarships.

seeking future leaders

We offer numerous educational and leadership development programs for individuals ranging from college students to young professionals with graduate degrees (generally ages 40 and under).

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  • Rushern Baker

    CBCF Fellow ’87

  • Leslie Fuqua

    CBC Spouses Education Scholarship recipient, 2012 & 2013

  • Troy Clair

    CBCF Intern ’02

positive results

Participants learn the inner workings of the federal government,

explore public service and public policy careers, discuss current events and policy initiatives, and experience leadership at its very best by working with and learning from members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

become a global citizen

The CBCF Emerging Leaders: Japan Exchange Program “KAKEHASHI Project” in partnership with the government of Japan aims to increase African-American interest in and exposure to the culture of Japan, thereby expanding opportunities for African Americans in an era of increasing globalization.

discover the japan study abroad program

support our goal

Emerge 535

535 interns on Capitol Hill—that’s our goal! With your support, we can reach it one intern at a time.