Collinwood High School

LC alumni can extend experience,
impact through LC2 Fellows program 

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Leadership Cleveland alumni of all years are invited to become LC2 Fellows. LC2 Fellows spend 10 months engaging in a project-based, outcome-driven civic engagement experience.  The mission of LC2 Fellows is to:

    • Facilitate long-term, positive, sustainable change in Cleveland
    • Achieve tangible results to address a compelling issue or opportunity in the civic realm
    • Create meaningful relationships among alumni from different LC classes to optimize their talents and strengths
    • Continue the civic education and involvement of LC alumni

The LC2 Fellows Class of 2016 has already begun working on the theme: "For the love of cities: Making Cleveland all that and more..." This challenge will ask the Fellows to consider how to make Cleveland inviting and welcoming to all so that it is a place where all can experience high quality of life.

To register or ask questions about future LC2 Fellows projects, please contact Dr. Marcy Levy Shankman, Vice President of Strategy and Director of Leadership Cleveland, or (216) 592-2259.

In the past, look at what LC2 Fellows have accomplished.

    • The first class took on the issues of talent attraction and retention.  The result?  Boomerang events in Boston, Chicago, Cleveland and Washington DC.  
    • The second class committed to making an impact on education in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.  The result? Mentoring students at a CMSD investment school, an adopt-a-school initiative, and a "loaned executive" program that engages LC alumni with projects in support of the administration and leadership of the district.
    • The third class engaged in a project that capitalized on the renewed interest of waterfront development in downtown Cleveland.  The result?  A water taxi service to be run by the Cleveland Metroparks that goes up and down the Cuyahoga and out onto the lake.
    • The fourth class, last year's class, undertook the challenge of reimagining Collinwood High School. The result? Options for consideration for how to re-develop the Collinwood High School building and a process map for how to address similar situations with other school buildings.

Program Elements:

    • LC2 is limited to 40 participants and open to all interested LC alumni 
    • Sessions: 1 retreat and six half-day program sessions at various venues in Cleveland
    • Cost: $1,000 for-profit sector / $500 non-profit sector
    • Class of 2016 Dates (all sessions are held on Friday, 7:30-11:00 am, unless otherwise noted):
      • October 2, 2015 (8:00 am-2:00 pm) - Opening retreat
      • November 13, 2015
      • December 11, 2015
      • January 22, 2016
      • February 19, 2016
      • March 11, 2016
      • April 15, 2016
      • May 20, 2016

Questions? Please contact Dr. Marcy Levy Shankman, Vice President of Strategy and Director of Leadership Cleveland, or (216) 592-2259.