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

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

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

Leadership Cleveland Holiday Party 2018

Kick off the holiday season in the stunning lobby of The Calfee Building with food, friends, and refreshments. 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP (1405 East Sixth Street, Cleveland, OH 44114) $80 per person Open bar + hors d’oeuvres Open to LC alumni and guests Register today >

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Behind-the-Scenes Holiday Breakfast at Near West Theatre

Join fellow CLC alumni for a holiday season breakfast and a peek behind the curtain at Near West Theatre’s $7.3m space which opened just over three years ago. You’ll be able to see the LGBT Center’s construction site for their new building, just across the street. The Center is the third oldest LGBT+ center in…

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Accelerate 2019: Citizens Make Change

Pitch applications are open! Accelerate is a pitch competition that helps individuals launch their ideas to make Northeast Ohio a better place. Submit your idea today for a chance to pitch at the event and possibly win up to $5,000 to bring your idea to life. Applications for pitches are open now through November 30,…

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Recent News

Five CLC alumni on Crain’s C-Suite

On December 6, five Leadership Cleveland alumni will be honored for their “contributions, community commitments and outstanding professional performances” as part of Crain’s Cleveland Business‘ 2018 C-Suite Class: CEO Akram Boutros (LC 2015) Richard Cochran (LC 2006) Daniel Walsh (LC 2011) CMO Kelly Manderfield (LC 2019) COO Dave Jenkins (LC 2009, LC2 2012) See theRead More

Five LC alumni on the YWCA 2019 Women of Achievement list

Five of the seven women honored by the YWCA of Greater Cleveland are CLC alumni: Patricia DePompei (LC 2016) Deb Donley (LC 2007) Lee Ann Howard (LC 2005) Marilyn Mobley (LC 2010, CLC Board Member) Enid Rosenberg (LC 2007) According to the Cleveland.com article that announced the list, “the honor goes to women in theRead More

Nichelle McCall Browne honored

Nichelle McCall Browne (CBB 2009), CEO of Bold Startups, was recently honored by Crain’s Cleveland Business as one of their Notable Women in Technology. According to a quote in the article by her colleague, Jimeka Holloway, “She is a tenacious, knowledgeable and a resilient leader … She uses her awareness and experience in the sector to help emerging entrepreneursRead 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!