Established over 20 years ago, The Glass Leadership Institute (GLI) is the cornerstone leadership development program at ADL. GLI empowers young professionals to fight antisemitism and hate in their own communities and provides unique opportunities to explore ADL’s core mission, “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and secure justice and fair treatment to all.” 

GLI offers participants an insider’s perspective of ADL’s programs and a deep understanding of the cutting-edge strategies employed to confront antisemitism and hate. Participants engage in dynamic, interactive sessions on a broad range of topics, exposing them to the important work of fighting hate for good.

The GLI program is active in more than 25 cities across the United States. Each local cohort brings together young professionals interested in learning about effective advocacy and leadership in pursuit of ADL’s mission. Participants in each region are provided with opportunities for team-building and socializing with their fellow cohort members and for engaging with ADL’s local and national leadership.

ADL values diversity in our GLI programs and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of underrepresented racial or ethnic groups, foreign-born residents and veterans to apply.

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GLI culminates with ADL’s Never Is Now (NIN), the world’s largest annual summit on antisemitism and hate, taking place in New York City on March 4-7, 2024. Also incorporating ADL’s annual National Leadership Summit, NIN provides exclusive programming and invaluable opportunities designed specifically for the GLI community to engage with their peers from across the country as well as with members of ADL’s national leadership groups, fostering a strong sense of unity, inspiration and empowerment.

While GLI is a national ADL initiative, participants complete the program as part of a regional cohort. Please begin by selecting the city/region you are applying to participate with.

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