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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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

The Way Forward Leader Lunch Break: Laura Kepley

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 Laura Kepley (LC 2021), Artistic Director, Cleveland Play House The arts, the reopening, and the recovery ahead The Cleveland Play House recently…

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Spark 2021: Grit to Great

Co-sponsored by Glenmede and Marcum LLP With support from Lubrizol Innovation is not just about creating new technology. It’s about flipping your mindset, sparking new ways of doing things, and taking risks. Once a way for organizations to set themselves apart, innovation is now a necessary survival skill for organizations. At Spark 2021, learn to:…

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CBB 21st Birthday Bash

CBB turns 21 this year. Celebrate our coming of age with CBB friends from across the years. We’ll have refreshments, heavy appetizers, cupcakes from Amy (Btiebet) Washington (CBB 2017), and a fresh installment of the Go Game through Ohio City. EVENT DETAILS Wednesday, September 29, 2021 5:00-9:00 p.m. Forest City Brewery (2135 Columbus Rd, Cleveland,…

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Recent News

Robyn Minter Smyers to receive Adler Award

The American Jewish Committee (AJC) Cleveland recently announced Robyn Minter Smyers (LC 2016, CBB 2003) as the 2021 recipient of the Richard H. Adler Community Leadership Award. In an email announcement of the award, AJC Cleveland shared, “It is truly an honor to recognize Robyn, one of our community’s most accomplished and respected civic leaders.Read More

Anti-Racism Resources July 2021

A short, digestible list of resources to guide you on your journey of understanding racism and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. A new list is published every month. Podcast: “Seeing White” Scene on Radio (entire 2nd season) Article: “Ziwe Fumudoh Asks: ‘How Many Black People Do You Know?’” Sandra E. Garcia, The New York TimesRead More

How We See CLE: Sunsets

Photo credit: unknown Looking for a great place to catch a legendary Cleveland sunset? According to our followers on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, these are the best places – in no particular order. Ledges Overlook in the Virginia Kendall area of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park East 55th Street Marina Solstice Steps at Lakewood ParkRead 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!