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  • May 20: Help Merrick (Rock the) House
    Join them for an 80s tribute concert with Cleveland's Breakfast Club featuring Paul Sidoti. Tickets include a silent auction, cash raffle, drinks, and fun. All proceeds benefit Merrick House.
    7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., House of Blues Cleveland

  • May 20: Applying Nature's Genius to Building Healthy, Adaptive and Resilient Organizations
    This session will explore how a living systems model can help us create new insights and innovations for organizational design, development and leadership. It will also highlight alignments between this approach and the philosophies of the Conscious Companies. Keynote Speaker: Sally Parker, Co-Founder, TimeZero Enterprises
    7:30 - 9:30 a.m., Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Sweet Room (UR 241)

  • May 21: MetroHealth GALA AFTERDARK
    An emerging professionals "after party" blending music and collaborative artists across genres, including modern DJ sounds and a spectacular visual display! A presentation of the David C. Jacobs Emerging Professional Service Award, celebrating the professional success and accomplishments of an emerging leader in Northeast Ohio.
    9:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m., Cleveland Convention Center

  • May 25: Women of Note Summit & Awards
    Crain's Cleveland Business honors NEO women who are making a difference, including several CLC alumni. Jacqueline F. Woods (LC 1988) will receive the Cleveland Foundation Women of Note Legacy Award. Other 2016 Women of Note Honorees include Micki Byrnes (LC 2005, Boot Camp 2012), Michele Connell (LC 2016, CLI 2010), Karen Gahl-Mills (LC 2011), Anne C. Goodman (LC 2003), Debra Green (CBB 2006) and Lisa Rose (LC 2009).  
    11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Cleveland Convention Center

  • May 25: Crawling Towards Graduation
    City Year Cleveland Alumni Board is hosting an education themed bar crawl that will take place in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood on streets called "Professor, Literary, and College!" Purchase a $25 dollar T-shirt and you'll get drink specials and participation in themed activities all night.
    Deadline to register is May 25, the event will be held on June 10.
    6:00 - 10:00 p.m., Tremont neighborhood

  • May 26: Literacy CLE Powered by Pechakucha: Helping to Improve Awareness and Literacy Education in NEO
    PechaKucha is a simple PowerPoint presentation format in which a speaker presents 20 images, each for 20 seconds. Hear from community organizations advocating to improve literacy in the community.
    Presenters include:
    • Akeesha Abdullah, Program Coordinator, Mount Pleasant Reads
    • Debi Abela, Early Childhood Program Associate, University Circle Incorporated
    • Mahogani Graves, Site Coordinator, Reach Out & Read/ Ready to Learn
    • Bob Paponetti, Executive Director,  The Literacy Cooperative
    • Debra Pence-Meyenberg, Executive Director, America SCORES Cleveland

5:30 p.m., City Club of Cleveland | Part of the CBB 2016 LAP project

  • May 30: Memorial Day Celebration
    A parade, speech and band concert around the Garfield Memorial. Picnic baskets and lawn chairs welcome.
    10:30 a.m., LakeView Cemetery

  • June 2: Ohio Ethics Law: Can I Do That?
    The Ohio Ethics Law session on June 2, 2016 will provide timely information regarding restrictions in the Ohio Ethics Law and related statutes that pertain to all public servants – including public employees as well as elected and appointed public officials. Private sector
    parties who are regulated by, or who do business with, public offices are encouraged to attend as well. This program will also be of interest to members of the general public – anyone who is eager to do the right thing!
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Lakeland Community College, Building H, Room H101


  • June 3: Cleveland GiveCamp
    Applications are open. Deadline to apply is June 3rd.  GiveCamp is a weekend-long event where software developers, designers, database administrators, project managers and creative professionals donate their time to create software and web-based applications for non-profit organizations. The event takes place at the LeanDog Boat (former Hornblowers) and Burke Lakefront Airport on the shores of Lake Erie.
    April 15 - June 3, LeadDog.

  • June 4: Cirque Du Centennial - A Modern Masquerade Ball. 
    Save the date for the Cleveland Play House Annual Benefit. Attend and enjoy Cocktails, dinner, performance, auction, and dancing.
    Allen Theatre

  • June 8:  We are Cleveland: Media, Leadership and Change
    What is "solutions journalism?" How does it shape or reflect the community agenda? Explore these questions with some of northeast Ohio's leading journalists in a Civic Dialogue presented by Cleveland Leadership Center as part of CLC's 10th anniversary celebration, in partnership with Hennes Communications and The Press Club of Cleveland.
    5:30 - 8:00 p.m., Nighttown

  • June 10: Hip 2B Square: Fear No Art
    The arts-based party, now in its sixth year, has become much anticipated, with a blend of arts and culture, entertainment, great food, drink, and performances. This event will honor Sally & Sandy Cutler, well known as business, civic, philanthropic and cultural leaders.
    6:30 p.m. VIP Reception | 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Party General Admission, Near West Theatre


  • June 10 - 15: Transplant Games of America
    The Transplant Games of America come to Cleveland! The Transplant Games is a multi-sport festival event for individuals who have undergone life-saving transplant surgeries. Competition events are open to organ transplant recipients, living donors, bone marrow recipients, and corneal and tissue transplant recipients. More than an athletic event, the Transplant Games highlight the critical importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation, while celebrating the lives of organ donors and recipients and increasing donor registry levels.

  • June 13, July 9 and August 14: LaPlacita (The Marketplace) 
    Enjoy a Hispanic-themed pop-up, open air market that promotes the Clark-Fulton neighborhood's rich Hispanic culture and fosters economic development. Traditional food, live entertainment, artisan vendors and more. Plans are for the event to evolve into a permanent, indoor, year-round Mercado (shopping plaza).
    1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., just south of the Clark Avenue and West 25th Street intersection.
  • Simon Keith speaks at Transplant Games of America
    A motivational speaker and former Cleveland Crunch star is a 30-year heart transplant recipient. He will be speaking during the Donate to Life Transplant Games of America on June 13th. Simon holds the distinction of being the first athlete in the world to play a professional sport after undergoing a heart transplant. He was just 21 when, in July of 1986, he received the heart of a 17 year-old boy from Wales, who ironically died while playing soccer. RSVP to Becky Griesmer at
    4:30 - 6:00 p.m., TGA Village - Main Stage

  • June 14: Accelerate 2016: Citizens Make Change update
    Presenters from Accelerate 2016 will share updates on launching their civic pitches
     and making a positive impact on the community on the main stage in a casual, interactive evening. Special thanks to Happy Dog co-owner Sean Watterson, who was an Accelerate judge, for hosting it. Drinks and food will be available for purchase. No registration and no fee. Read about theFebruary 24 civic pitch competition, presented by CLC and Citizens Bank.
    7:30 p.m., Happy Dog Euclid Tavern

  • June 14-17: Agents in Training (FAIT) Academy
    Future Agents In Training (FAIT) is a program hosted by the FBI Cleveland Field Office that invites high school students to receive hands-on training. This program works to educate and inform students about the mission of the FBI including criminal, cyber threats, terrorism, and administrative functions. Students learn from special agents, intelligence analysts, and a variety of professional staff about investigative tactics that include gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and solving cases. We are looking for High School students age 16-18 years of age. Applications must be post marked March 31, 2016.
    Flyer to share | Questions?

  • July 29-31: Community Thank You Party
    The Cleveland 2016 Host Committee, the nonprofit, non-partisan group overseeing local aspects of the Republican National Convention, is planning a community-wide celebration on Public Square and throughout downtown to recognize and thank Clevelanders.
    July 29, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m., VeloSano Kickoff Party, Mall B; 9:00 p.m., Cleveland Orchestra Concert on Public Square
    July 30, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., party on Public Square; 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., free Rock and Roll Hall of Fame admission for NEO residents
    July 29-21, Cleveland Indians at home against Oakland Athletics (ticket purchase required)
  • Aug. 5: Cleveland Tenants Organization 3rd Annual Golf Outing
    A great opportunity to network and show your support for Cleveland Tenants Organization. Contests include hole in one, longest drive, longest putt, skins, and raffle prizes. Fees include refreshments before golf, snacks at the turn, and dinner after with beer included.
    8:00 a.m., Sleepy Hallow Golf Course | Registration Deadline Friday July 22

  • Sept. 1: We are Cleveland: Leadership and Change
    Save the date for this one-of-a-kind civic leadership conference presented as part of Cleveland Leadership Center's 10th Anniversary. Be inspired to have greater impact on improving life in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio, and come away with tools to make a difference. 
    7:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m., followed by a networking reception, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Conference Center

  • Sept. 8: A Day at the Ballpark with Breakthrough Schools
    Business and civic leaders are invited to sponsor students from Cleveland’s Breakthrough Schools for a day of mentoring and fun at a Cleveland Indians game. Business hosts will be paired with students to share and inspire them in their education and career goals. Includes seating in the Club Section (unlimited food and beverages), recognition on scoreboard, and a member of our group will get to throw out the first pitch. 1 Host + 2 students sponsorship package starts at $175. Company sponsorship packages available.
    Meet in front of Gate A at 10:30 | Game time is 12:10 p.m., Progressive Field 

  • Oct. 27: Women's Leadership Conference
    Second Annual Women's Leadership Conference. Early-bird prices $119 for individuals and $99 per person for groups of five.

  • Ongoing: 2016 Told events.
    • Told #15 - Tuesday, May 17th
    • Told #16 - Wednesday, July 13th
    • Told #17 - Wednesday, September 14th
    • Told #18 - Wednesday, November 9th
    • Told #19 - Wednesday, December 14th
  • Ongoing: Volunteers wanted - Impact Team Member for United Way
    This committee determines funding for health initiatives using United Way dollars. The commitment consists of monthly strategy meetings on the 3rd or 4th Wednesday, from 8:30 - 10:00, RFP review and scoring, and site visits when available. If interested please contact Ben Miladin, LISW-S Director of Health Community Impact at or call (216) 436-2227. 

  • Ongoing: Volunteers wanted for 2016 Donate Life Transplant Games.
    June 10-15, 2016. The Donate Life Transplant Games is a multi-sport festival event produced by the Transplant Games of America for individuals who have undergone life-saving transplant surgeries. The event highlights the critical importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation, while celebrating the lives of organ donors and recipients. There are 18 events, opening and closing ceremonies, TGA Village, and additional ancillary and VIP events happening throughout the event.

  • Ongoing: College Now Mentoring Program.
    They are seeking mentors with professional backgrounds looking to have an impact with helping a student succeed both personally and professionally and, at the same time, improve their own leadership skills. College now is also looking for companies who want a path to direct employees towards community engagement.

This lunch/dialogue series is for Resnik VIP, Business, and Lifetime members of Women's Network only. Guests and Individual members may attend to consider joining.
Reservations are a must.