Running Start is a nonpartisan nonprofit that trains young women to run for political office.

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In our programs, you’ll develop the confidence, capabilities, and connections you need to run for office and win.

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"Running Start's High School Program allowed me to become fearless and find a community in risk-taking.”

Tarina Ahuja, Alum

"Politics is not off limits for young women who want to change the world."

Susannah Wellford, CEO & Founder

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We’ll send you info about programs, events, networking, mentorship, and more!

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Running Start is a nonpartisan nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

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