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

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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

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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Customized Programs

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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

CLI 10th-Anniversary

Civic Leadership Institute turns 10! CLI alumni, expand your CLI experience and CLE knowledge with additional insights and stories from Dr. John Grabowski, including a guided tour of the Cleveland History Center’s “Cleveland Starts Here” exhibit. Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Cleveland History Center (10825 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106) 5:30 p.m. Arrival 6:00 p.m. Presentation…

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Member-only Behind-the-Scenes

Big things are happening at MetroHealth – their ground-breaking ceremony for the new hospital is this coming Monday! Get the latest scoop on their transformation plan and activities from three CLC alumni at the forefront: Kate Brown (LC2 2014, LC 2013), Chief Development Officer Kevin Ortner (CBB 2004), Director, Transformation Operations and Transition Greg Zucca…

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Spark: Grit to Great

Spark 2019: Grit to Great is a half-day leadership symposium on innovation and disruption. We want your voice in the room. We want you to help shape and advance innovation in Cleveland. More details coming soon. THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2019 MORNING THROUGH LUNCH Spark 2019 is presented in partnership with:

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Recent News

CLC names Bonhard as Bridge Builders Director

Ciomcia to become Executive Vice President Jody Bonhard, an alumna of the Cleveland Bridge Builders Class of 2017, has been named Director of Cleveland Bridge Builders. Rachel Ciomcia, who has been serving as the Cleveland Leadership Center’s Vice President of Strategic Engagement and Director of Cleveland Bridge Builders, will assume the role of Executive ViceRead More

Bob Smith to head the JobsOhio Board

Robert ‘Bob’ C. Smith (LC 1997) was appointed by Governor Mike DeWine as Board Chairman for JobsOhio – a private non-profit corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion efforts. In an article on Cleveland.com announcing the appointment, JobsOhio President and Chief Investment Officer JPRead More

Oné Respé

Oné Respé Karson Baldwin & Israel Kambomba 2019 Winner Educating for Tomorrow Presented in partnership with: PROJECT DESCRIPTION: A partnership where students at local schools and the Thomas Jefferson International Newcomer’s Academy visit each other’s schools, play, create, and eat together as they share their lives. These friendships cultivate honor and respect for immigrants andRead More

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