Our Programs

Find the right opportunity to help you grow personally, professionally and civically. Not sure which program is right for you? Visit the Key Programs page.

Leadership Cleveland

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Leadership development and civic education that deeply immerses senior-level leaders in community issues and empowers them with knowledge, skills and relationships to advance their community impact.

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LC2 Fellows

A hands-on, outcome-driven civic project that facilitates long-term sustainable change in Cleveland by addressing an opportunity or compelling issue in the community. LC2 is open to all Leadership Cleveland alumni.

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Cleveland Bridge Builders

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Leadership and civic education that prepares mid-career leaders for meaningful, fulfilling and impactful civic engagement through relationship building, collaboration and hands-on learning.

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OnBoard Cleveland

Leadership development and civic immersion for early-career professionals that enhances communication skills, creates an awareness of the civic realm and equips participants to make a difference in their workplace and the community.

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Campus Cleveland

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A collection of offerings that create an awareness of Cleveland's opportunities for college students, including a summer program for interns, a one-day career and networking event, and week-long customized experiences during school breaks.

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Look Up To Cleveland

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Civic education and leadership development that teaches high school students about their community, local social and economic issues, and helps them appreciate diversity.

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Civic Leadership Institute

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A six-session civic education series that gives adults of all ages an understanding of Cleveland's civic landscape and highlights ways to get involved. Participants learn about the latest developments and connect with the people driving change in NEO.

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Additional Offerings

Customized civic education programs and events, created in response to community requests, that provide civic education and immersion experiences.

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Featured Events

Legacy Leaders visioning sessions

Cleveland Leadership Center is thrilled to announce the Legacy Leaders initiative – a program to engage retired/semi-retired individuals in moving community initiatives forward. Potential Legacy Leaders are invited to participate in one of four visioning sessions to help explore avenues to meaningfully engage Legacy Leaders across Cleveland. The visioning sessions will take place at the…

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Accelerate 2019: Citizens Make Change

Accelerate is a pitch competition that helps individuals launch their ideas to make Northeast Ohio a better place. More than two dozen ideas will be pitched at the event for a chance to win up to $5,000 to bring their idea to life. Accelerate: Citizens make Change February 27, 2019 Global Center for Health Innovation…

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Member-only Brown Bag Lunch with U.S. Marshal Peter J. Elliott

Join Marshal Elliott and CLC Members for a discussion on the Marshals service and the programs he has initiated such as the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task and Force Fugitive Safe Surrender Program. He’ll also discuss how the Marshals work collaboratively with other law enforcement and outside agencies. Open to CLC Members. Tuesday, March 5, 2019 11:30…

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Career Connections

College students and recent graduates can get a jump-start on their future in Cleveland, learn essential career skills from Cleveland’s leaders, and make valuable connections. Join us and launch the career of your dreams. March 19, 2019 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Cleveland Public Library, Louis Stokes Wing (525 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114) $20 per…

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Recent News

Accelerate presenters from Heights featured

Four Cleveland Heights residents are among those who will present 28 visions of creating positive change in Cleveland at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, a civic pitch competition, on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 5:30 p.m., at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland, reports the Heights Observer, an online publication of the civic advocacy organization FutureHeights. Read the storyRead More

Danielle Sydnor elected President of Cleveland NAACP

Danielle Sydnor (SLI 2018, CBB 2014) was recently elected as President of Cleveland’s NAACP branch. In a spot on News 5 Cleveland with Frank Wiley she shared that, “the energy of the youth and the wisdom of the elders, they’ve got to be in the room together.” She said her focus will be bringing equityRead More

Spectrum 1 News features Accelerate

Cleveland’s newest TV news station, on the Spectrum cable network, interviews a presenter who will pitch a civic vision to make Cleveland better at CLC’s annual Accelerate: Citizens Make Change event, which takes place February 27, 2019. Brittany O’Connor, a Vice President at event sponsor Citizens Bank, notes how Accelerate pitches create positive change in Ohio. WatchRead More

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The generosity of our top supporters is instrumental in cultivating civic leaders, inspiring them to action and initiating connections and collaborations that lead to positive outcomes for Northeast Ohio. Thank you for your support!