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

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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

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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

Registration open

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

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

Cleveland Leadership Center Open House 2020

Come learn about opportunities to become a more passionate and connected community leader. Cleveland Leadership Center offers a suite of programs and events, each designed to be a stepping stone to fulfilling, meaningful community impact. Chat with program alumni and staff to help you discover which program is right for you. Applications and enrollment for…

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Accelerate 2020: Citizens Make Change

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2020 Global Center for Health Innovation (1 St. Clair Avenue, NE, Cleveland, OH 44114) Accelerate is a pitch competition which gives individuals across Northeast Ohio the chance to win seed money to help launch their idea to make the region a better place. Register today > Location Thursday, February 27, 2020 Global…

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Leadership in Action service series #1

Save the date! For 20 years, Bridge Builders have been engaged in our community and creating positive change. Join your fellow CBB alumni in celebrating the that 20-year legacy through acts of service. Throughout March, there will be a series of four Leadership in Action service events to put your vision, leadership, and commitment to…

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Recent News

How We See CLE: Michelle Kane

How We See CLE is a monthly series showcasing the Cleveland Leadership Center staff’s unique perspective and knowledge of our city.  Michelle Kane, Director of Marketing & Communications What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard?  “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” – Dolly Parton What is the most rewarding part ofRead More

35 civic visionaries to pitch at Accelerate

Audience to vote on winners Feb. 27; tickets on sale now New this year: Technovation competition, Social Venture Partners bigBANG! CLEVELAND – Thirty-five individuals with visions to create positive change in Cleveland will pitch their ideas at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change. The sixth annual civic pitch event will be presented by the Cleveland Leadership CenterRead More

Two alumni on the 2020 Cleveland’s Most Interesting People list

Phyllis Harris (LC2 2020, LC 2019, CEBC 2013) and Felton Thomas (LC 2010) have been named as two of Crain’s Cleveland Business‘ Cleveland’s Most Interesting People 2020, which Crain’s labels as, “the foundation of our past and the hope for our future. They keep us grounded, inspire movements and help us see our city inRead 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!