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

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

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

Endowment Campaign

Thanks to the generosity of over 375 donors, the CLC Endowment Fund is currently at 84% of the $1 million goal. You can help take us over the top! The campaign was launched last year to ensure CLC’s long term-ability to offer innovative programming that inspires and connects leaders to transform Cleveland. Thanks to Joe…

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CLC Information Session

Learn how you can take part in transformative experiences that lead to community impact through leadership programs such as Civic Leadership Institute, Cleveland Bridge Builders, Leadership Cleveland, OnBoard Cleveland, and more. CLC program alumni will share their experiences and enthusiasm for CLE and CLC in a casual conversation over a light breakfast. Tuesday, October 22,…

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Leadership Cleveland Holiday Party 2019

SAVE THE DATE Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP (1405 East Sixth Street, Cleveland, OH 44114) $65 per person (through October 31) $80 per person (beginning November 1) Open bar + hors d’oeuvres Open to LC alumni + guests Questions? Email Nicole Boyd or call (216) 592-2289.

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Recent News

6 alumni recognized by the Cleveland Jewish News

For the past 5 years, the Cleveland Jewish News recognizes 18 Difference Makers. This year’s list includes a host of CLC alumni. Dan Moulthrop (LC 2014) will be presented with the Civic Leadership Award and the following five alumni will be honored as Difference Makers at the awards ceremony in November: Marc W. Freimuth (LCRead More

Chris Kuhar takes leadership role on International Association of Zoos and Aquariums Board

Dr. Chris Kuhar (LC2 2015, LC 2014), Executive Director of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, was named Chair of the Board of the International Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The announcement was made at the organization’s annual conference last week, where the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo was granted accreditation by AZA. In a quote in ClevelandRead More

CLC to receive LMM’s inaugural Civic Leadership Award

CLC is thrilled to be receiving Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry’s (LMM) inaugural Civic Leadership Award. The award, to be presented annually, recognizes individuals and organizations in Northeast Ohio that demonstrate outstanding leadership in addressing community challenges through civic engagement and successfully convene a wide spectrum of individuals and organizations to share ideas, facilitate dialogue, build consensus,Read 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!