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New American Youth Leadership Council


APDC will train 25  immigrant and refugee youth leaders of color ages 15 to 24  in various areas of community leadership development with hands-on experience at the local and federal level on issues that matter to them.

What you will get as a fellow:

  • Paid Stipend (Amount TBA) to participate!

  • Leadership training with youth across the country!

  • Gain community organizing experience!

  • Join a network of over 100 immigrant and refugee youth across the country!

  • All expenses paid trip to National Harbor, MD for the 2nd Annual NAYLC Summit!


  • NAYLC Fellows will be asked to commit virtual trainings every other Saturday @ 10 AM Pacific Time / 1 PM Eastern Time over two semesters. If you are accepted, you must attend the program in its entirety.

    • Semester 1: August 27 - December 10 2022

    • Semester 2 (Optional): January 28 - April 22 2023

  • Participate in local community engagement efforts with APDC.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted no later than August 17th 2022 by 5 PM

  Apply here Today!


Ms. Naureen Singh -

Naureen Singh is a Youth Support and Development Specialist at the Asian Pacific Development Center and works on the NAYLC (New Americans Youth Leadership Council) portfolio. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado-Boulder and went on to earn her Master of Criminal Justice degree from the University of Colorado-Denver. Most recently, she researched the impact of COVID-19 on Colorado's Asian American population with hate violence and hate crimes. In addition to her academic work, Naureen has extensive professional experience with grassroots organizing, interfaith coalition building, and community building. She currently serves on the Colorado’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Statewide Steering Committee, CU Denver’s School of Public Affairs GOLD Board, and continues to volunteer and provide consulting for education and civil rights organizations. In her free time, Naureen enjoys listening to K-POP music, dancing, and spending quality time with her chihuahua. 

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