Next Generation Leaders Development Program

Next Generation Leaders Development Program

Cyndie Chang
James M. Li
Ida Liu
Richard Lui
Henry S. Tang
Calvin Tsao
Brian Wong
Margaret Wong

Launched in 2014, Committee of 100’s Next Generation Leaders (NGL) program convenes an exceptional group of change-makers and rising leaders from diverse sectors, leveraging a collective sense of service and purpose to elevate the impact of each individual. With the most recent class announced in April 2024, there are more than 200 NGLs across a multitude of sectors who make up a vibrant and diverse community.

Becoming a member of Committee of 100’s NGL program comes with the exclusive opportunity to join a vibrant community of like-minded leaders, motivated to work towards a more diverse and inclusive U.S. society and a more productive U.S.-China relationship. NGLs will engage with Committee of 100 and its Members to develop initiatives and content tailored to the NGL community. NGLs also receive special access to exclusive Committee of 100 programming and events.

Each year, the incoming NGL class develops a series of service projects dedicated to supporting the dual mission of Committee of 100. The service projects are designed to showcase the positive social impact and community building that Committee of 100’s NGLs work toward in collaborating with Committee of 100 Members, staff and the AAPI community at large.

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Committee of 100 2024 Next Generation Leadership Program

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Committee of 100 2024 Next Generation Leader. The 2024 application process is now closed. For additional queries or questions, please email




1. COMPLIMENTARY INVITATION to the Committee of 100 New York Conference & Gala, with special opportunities for dialogue with Committee of 100 members and other distinguished leaders. This is the premier conference on U.S.-China relations and Chinese American advancement, and will convene over 400 leaders across various fields.

2. SPECIAL RECOGNITION in an official Committee of 100 announcement to the Committee of 100 membership and public, and a SPECIAL SPOTLIGHT on the Committee of 100 website.

3. OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN a vibrant community of like-minded next-generation leaders, motivated to work towards a more productive U.S.-China relationship and a more diverse and inclusive society.

4. ENGAGE IN IMPACTFUL SERVICE projects as ambassadors and change-makers for positive social impact and community-building.


Applications are now closed.

We accept applications from exceptional young professionals and rising leaders from all sectors who are passionate about Committee of 100’s dual missions to promote the inclusion of Chinese Americans and the larger AAPI community in all aspects of U.S. society and to advance constructive dialogue and relations between the U.S. and Greater China. Individuals who demonstrate a remarkable history of professional and personal excellence may apply.

In addition, applicants must be U.S. citizens (native born or naturalized) or permanent residents who have applied to become citizens and between the age of 25 to 45 years old.

As a Committee of 100 Next Generation Leader, you agree to the following:

Available to participate in all NextGen Leader activities during our annual Conference & Gala. Tentative activities include an orientation meeting and reception; a full-day conference; and a black-tie gala dinner with Committee of 100 members.

Participate in a year-long service project in teams:

  • Attend a Committee of 100 NextGen Leader service project orientation (during our 2024 Annual Conference) to kick off the service project and complete a post-service project evaluation.
  • Spend 5-10 hours per month on your service project and work collaboratively with your team virtually (or in person, if feasible).
  • Participate in bi-monthly check-in meetings (to be scheduled) and mentorship meetings (to be scheduled with your mentors) throughout the year.
  • Complete your service project showcase or other service project-appropriate deliverables at the 2025 Annual Conference.
  • Participate in at least 2 virtual NextGen Leader or Committee of 100 events throughout the year.

Be open to working with the Committee of 100 Communications and Events teams on opportunities to discuss key issues that impact Chinese Americans and where your experience would lend value.

The applications are now closed. For additional queries or questions, please email

No, there is no fee to submit an application.

No, you may only submit an application once. If you have any questions, please email

Yes, we encourage past applicants to apply again.

Applications are now closed. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and successful applicants will be notified in early March.

NextGen Leaders are responsible for arranging transportation and hotels on their own. Committee of 100 offers discounted hotel rates, please visit the conference website for more details.

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