Desis Lead Mentorship Program

Historically South Asians have been severely underrepresented in the halls of government at every level, from local to federal offices. In the past 7 years since Impact’s founding in 2016, those numbers have skyrocketed thanks to an incredible set of trailblazers that continue to make history across the country. Although representation has increased, we still have a ways to go to make sure our voices are heard.

We are thrilled to announce we are accepting applications for our inaugural cohort of our Desis Lead mentorship program, where we will connect new and prospective candidates with the history makers in office that have paved the way for others to run. Through this program we hope to build connections and pathways to help new South Asian candidates overcome the obstacles that come with deciding to run for office by hearing and receiving help from those that have been there before.

Please stay tuned for our Desis Lead Spring 2024 Cohort application – to be released at the end of 2023!