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

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

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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Now Enrolling

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

Applications Open

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

Cleveland Bridge Builders Class of 2018 Commencement

Thursday, June 14, 2018 Children’s Museum of Cleveland 3813 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115 6:00 p.m. Networking reception, Hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine 7:00 p.m. Program, recognition of graduates, David J. Akers Leadership Award Guests are welcome to join at $30 per person. Questions? Contact Rachel Ciomcia (216-592-2280). REGISTER >

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We Are Cleveland: Leading for Change

Second biennial leadership conference Presented in partnership with: Meet those who are leading change, roll up your sleeves and dive into the issues alongside them. A full day of workshops to: Give you insight into Cleveland’s civic landscape. Enhance your collaborative leadership skills to maximize your impact. Make connections with other leaders who are passionate about…

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Leadership Cleveland 40th-anniversary celebration

Leadership Cleveland 40th-anniversary celebration Save the date! Saturday, September 15, 2018 Celebrate 40 years of impact, and of course, the best class ever! Mystery bus tours Relive your LC experience on a mystery bus tour for behind-the-scenes experiences at unique Cleveland locations. Anniversary bash Celebrate 40 years of Leadership Cleveland with incredible views of Lake…

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Recent News

Cleveland Arts Prize Honors Barbara Robinson

Cleveland Arts Prize recognized Barbara S. Robinson (LC 1979) with a special dinner and program in her honor to inaugurate a third Special Prize as part of the organization’s annual awards program. The new Barbara S. Robinson Prize for the Advancement of the Arts will be awarded annually to an individual or organization for extraordinaryRead More

Robyn Minter Smyers promoted

Robyn Minter Smyers (LC 2016, CBB 2003) has been elected to Thompson Hine’s Executive Committee which, according to the press release by Thompson Hine, “sets and manages the implementation of firm-wide strategy and oversees the firm’s financial and operational performance.” According to Deborah Z. Read, Thompson Hine’s firm-wide Managing Partner and Chair of the ExecutiveRead More

Elizabeth Newman to be honored at Hip 2B Square event

President and CEO of the Centers for Families and Children and Circle Health Services, Elizabeth Newman (LC2 2017, LC 2016, CBB 2004), will be honored at Gordon Square Arts District’s annual fundraiser, Hip 2B Square: Fear No Art. According to the event page, “we are thrilled to honor Elizabeth Newman at this year’s event. ElizabethRead More

Our Featured Supporters

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!