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

Spark: Grit to Great

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2019 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (1375 East Ninth Street, 2nd Floor) Spark 2019 is a half-day leadership symposium on innovation and disruption. Learn to: “Flip” your mindset and look at issues and our community in a whole new light. “Spark” insights and new ideas through this new…

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Recent News

Symposium to explore innovation and disruption

Inaugural cohort of “Fresh Innovators” to be honored Cleveland Leadership Center’s Spark: Grit to Great symposium on August 29 will challenge hundreds of Clevelanders to explore innovation and disruption as ways to move the community forward. “The status quo will not get us where we want to go,” said CLC President and CEO Marianne Crosley.Read More

A host of CLC alumni recognized for excellence in the legal profession

Patrick F. Haggerty (LC2 2013, LC 2012) and James B. Niehaus (LC 2007) were named as Best Lawyers “Lawyers of the Year” in Cleveland. Nine other CLC alumni at Frantz Ward were listed in 2020 list of The Best Lawyers in America. They are: Keith A. Ashmus (LC 2002) Michael N. Chesney (CLI 2014) GregoryRead More

My Fab House

My Fab House Sonya Pryor-Jones 2019 Finalist Community Change category Presented in partnership with:    PROJECT DESCRIPTION: A grassroots neighborhood-based digital fabrication lab and co-work space to combat social problems and inequity, such as the tech divide and housing vacancy and abandonment, while providing learning and entrepreneurship opportunities. August 15, 2019 Recently Sonya was onRead More

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