Bella Abzug Leadership Institute
The Bella Abzug Leadership Institute (BALI) is a non-profit organization that has faithfully served young women and girls since 2006; mentoring and inspiring today’s and tomorrow's leaders by helping young women learn how to lead the charge to create positive social and economic change. Our programs are free and provided at no cost to our trainees. Our Summer Leadership and Debate Training two week intensive is geared towards Title I High-School and College female students throughout New York City and from the Tri-State area. BALI is founded upon the principles and vision of Bella Abzug, the first Jewish Congresswoman elected to the US House of Representatives representing the west side of Manhattan. As a lawyer, Congresswoman and one of the leading international feminist leaders of the 20th Century, Bella worked all of her life for the equal rights of women both in the United States and internationally enabling women to be proactive entrepreneurial leaders in fields that transform society and our political system for the betterment of women.