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Leaders Igniting Transformation (LIT)

Leaders Igniting Transformation (LIT) works to build homegrown leadership, expanding access and opportunity, and promote an equitable society by engaging and organizing the leadership of young people. LIT is organizing a political and cultural bloc of young people to define the future of our communities through public policy and cultural change. LIT believe that progressive grassroots political power is most effectively built with a two pronged strategy - growing resilience and excellence of youth of color, and engaging youth in a full spectrum of year-round civic engagement.

Formed as an independent nonprofit in Fall of 2017, Leaders Igniting Transformation (LIT) is a youth of color led organization. LIT engages in values-based issue and electoral organizing, direct action, advocacy for public policy, and leadership development. On campuses and communities in Milwaukee’s key geographies, we organize young people to build independent political power for social, racial and economic justice.

Rather than focusing solely on issues or elections, LIT is building an organization with a continuously expanding base of young people through both issue-organizing and civic engagement. LIT's complete engagement accelerates leadership development, growth in organizational capacity, public narrative development and political education, and has allowed them to win several victories in a short period of time.

Contact Info

2201 N Dr M.L.K. Jr Dr
Milwaukee WI, 53212