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Regional Leadership Forum (RLF)


Regional Leadership Forums (RLFs) usually take place in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC between January and March.  The RLFs are activities that bring scholars, alumni, board directors, regional trustees, mentors and staff together for an afternoon or evening of community building with our Point family.  

As a required program component of the Point Foundation scholarship, scholars attend the RLF that is near their geographic area of study, or in some cases, the location nearest their mentors, who are also invited.  Board members are invited to attend in their home cities, as well as in any other city which may be convenient to them, or already included in travel plans.  Each RLF is planned by a committee based in the hosting city, with coordination by Point Program Team staff.  Our most recent RLFs were held in the following locations.

City Date Location
Chicago Saturday, January 26, 2013 Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago 
Washington, DC Saturday, February 2, 2013 Keck Center of the National Academies 
San Francisco Saturday, March 2, 2013 Offices of Hanson Bridgett LLP
Los Angeles Saturday, March 9, 2013 L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center
New York Saturday, March 9, 2013 Private residence
Boston Saturday, March 16, 2013 Mullen


Each fall, scholars, alumni, mentors, board members and staff receive an invitation via email to their nearest RLF.  Please contact Conference & Program Manager Chris Garcia at or at 323-933-1234, ext. 233 if you have any questions.

View pictures from last year's RLFs from across the country:  

"Attending the Regional Leadership Forum was a refreshing reminder that there is a sense of community within the Point family, and everyone is connected through their undeniable commitment, passion, and dedication to building future leaders.”

- Monica Motley
  Wells Fargo Point Scholar
  Virginia Polytechnic Institute &
  State University, Social Sciences

We'd like to thank the following sponsors of the 2013 Regional Leadership Forums (RLFs):

Teachers College Columbia University         


University of Chicago Institute of Politics



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