The Leadership Program for Teachers (LPT) has been an important part of The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation's educational
efforts since 1982 when it started its first summer residential institute in Chemistry. Over 2,400 teachers have participated in these Core (COntent-driven Reform in Education)
summer institutes in Math, Physics, World History, Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Biology with principle funding from the Pew Charitable Trusts, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Dewitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, the National Science Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Over the years strong partnerships have been formed with organizations such as the Princeton Environmental Institute, the Organization for Tropical Studies, various national professional organizations, and many universities. LPT currently offers CORE Institutes in Environmental Science and Biology. Participants in the Environmental Science program explore environmental topics either at Princeton University or in Costa Rica. Biology participants study in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. All institutes have a significant impact and some teachers state that participation in the LPT summer CORE is "a life-changing experience."