The Arena

  • District of Columbia


700 13th Street Northwest
District of Columbia
United States

About Us

We build and support communities that activate the next generation of political and civic leaders who believe in the principles of an equitable and inclusive democracy. We make politics accessible for thousands of newcomers, building a vibrant, transparent community that fosters new civic leadership and restores our democracy. The Arena is a 501c4 and a Super PAC.

The Arena Summit gives thousands of people across America an entry point to launch candidacies for public office and careers in civic leadership. Through the Summit, we will provide an engaged community for 5,000 promising activists, politicians, and entrepreneurs by the end of 2018.

The Arena Fellowship supports promising first time 2018 candidates, and, in limited cases, leaders of new civic organizations. The Arena Fellowship will provide deeply tailored networks, tools, and trainings that these rising civic leaders need to succeed in their respective journeys. We will support 30 Arena Fellows through the 2018 cycle.

The Arena Spotlight highlights up-and-coming candidates for public office and leaders of new civic organizations. These leaders share our objectives and values. The Spotlight will drive nationwide financial, volunteer, media and other in-kind support to at least 100 candidates through the 2018 election cycle.