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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Campus Cleveland

Coming Soon

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

Now Enrolling

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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Advanced Leadership Institute & Customized Programs

Applications Open

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

The Way Forward Leader Lunch Break: Dr. Michael Biscaro

The Way Forward Leader Lunch Breaks are a series of virtual (via Zoom) discussion and workshops on topics to help you move forward in our new and uncertain world. DETAILS Noon-12:30 p.m. Zoom Dr. Michael Biscaro Chief of Behavioral Health, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Behavioral Health: An integrated approach St. Vincent Charity Medical Center…

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*SPECIAL EDITION* The Way Forward Leader Lunch Break: Nicholas Bruckman, Amanda Roddy, and Patrick Shepherd

The Way Forward Leader Lunch Breaks are a series of virtual (via Zoom) discussion and workshops on topics to help you move forward in our new and uncertain world. DETAILS Noon-12:45 p.m. Zoom    Nicholas Bruckman, Director Amanda Roddy, Producer Moderated by Patrick Shepherd (LC 2020, CBB 2003), Associate Director, Cleveland International Film Festival NOT…

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The Way Forward Leader Lunch Break: Phyllis Cleveland, Jasmin Santana, and Jenny Spencer

The Way Forward Leader Lunch Breaks are a series of virtual (via Zoom) discussion and workshops on topics to help you move forward in our new and uncertain world. DETAILS Noon-12:45 p.m. Zoom Phyllis Cleveland (LC 2011), Councilwoman, Ward 5, City of Cleveland Jasmin Santana, Councilwoman, Ward 14, City of Cleveland Jenny Spencer (CBB 2011),…

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The Way Forward Leader Lunch Break: Karen Long

The Way Forward Leader Lunch Breaks are a series of virtual (via Zoom) discussion and workshops on topics to help you move forward in our new and uncertain world. DETAILS Noon-12:30 p.m. Zoom Karen Long (LC 2020), Manager, Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, Cleveland Foundation 2021 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, “recognize books that have…

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Recent News

Food bank, led by Kristin Warzocha, to receive the 2020 Isaiah Award

The Greater Cleveland Food Bank, led by Kristin Warzocha (LC 2010, CBB 2002, CLC Board), will receive the the AJC Cleveland 2020 Isaiah Award for Human Relations on April 16. The Isaiah Award for Human Relations recognizes nonprofits who, “show significant initiative and leadership towards advancing intergroup understanding and respect.” The keynote for the virtualRead More

Project Coping Box

Project Coping Box Laylah Allen + Ashley Welch 2021 Finalist Health & Well-being category Presented in partnership with:    PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Project Coping Box was born out of a social media campaign called #31DaysOfCoping. A Coping Box is a physical container with items that assist youth with calming and/or expressing emotions. More than 200+ CopingRead More

Anti-Racism Resources 3/25/2021

A short, digestible list of resources to guide you on your journey of understanding and involvement in diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. A new list is typically published on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. Video: “The Heartbeat of Anti-racism” Google Equity Talks Article: “Hiring a Chief Diversity Officer Won’t Fix Your RacistRead More

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