Strengthen local leaders’ knowledge and capacity to eliminate racial disparities

REAL offers a host of training opportunities and programs to empower and equip local officials with the tools needed to address racial disparities in their communities. 

About REAL

Created in 2015 in the wake of social unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, NLC’s Race, Equity And Leadership (REAL) program helps to empower and equip local officials with tools to address racial disparities in their communities.   

As local leaders look to reimagine government policies, procedures, and processes to build more equitable communities, REAL is available to help cities and towns learn the impact of historical inequities and design programs that dismantle structural and system racism. 

What REAL Provides:

  • Training with local elected officials and municipal staff 
  • Seminars for municipal staff and local elected officials 
  • Customized training to match city needs