Leadership Development


In order to build the power of our community we have to build the leadership, political consciousness, and organizing skills of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth of color in New York City. FIERCE does this through our Education for Liberation Project (ELP).

ELP is a paid leadership development program which provides comprehensive community organizing, political education, and anti-oppression trainings to new and active members of FIERCE. ELP combines interactive workshops and practical hands-on experience in organizing.

Ultimately, ELP strives to help develop a new generation of community organizers dedicated to social justice work in historically underserved communities. This unique program provides a systematic way for LGBTQ youth to gather the self-esteem, skills, and knowledge required to effectively advocate to transform institutions that impact their lives.