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

Save the date! The Leadership Cleveland annual holiday party will be from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Details and registration coming soon.

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Accelerate 2019

Save these dates! Accelerate: Citizens make Change will be held on February 27, 2019. Applications for pitches will be open from November 1 – 30, 2018. Look for some new and exciting changes this year – details coming soon!

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Recent News

Leadership Cleveland director named

Robert P. Kirschner has been named Director of Leadership Cleveland, a program of Cleveland Leadership Center that empowers recognized and senior-level positional leaders to increase and advance their community impact. He also will direct the LC2 Fellows program, in which Leadership Cleveland alumni engage in a project-based, outcome-driven civic engagement experience. “Bob comes to usRead More

Gina Vernaci stepping up at Playhouse Square

Playhouse Square recently announced Gina Vernaci’s (LC 2011) promotion to President and Chief Operating Office. In her new role, which she assumes on October 1, she will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of Playhouse Square. According to the statement released by Playhouse Square, Art Falco (LC 1993) will remain on as CEO, but will,Read More

First Year Cleveland: Working Together to Save Babies

By Bernadette Kerrigan, Executive Director, First Year Cleveland An August 2018 cleveland.com editorial piece noted, “The good news is that preliminary work to tackle this problem [of infant mortality] by First Year Cleveland — an unprecedented local public-private coalition of elected officials, hospitals, religious institutions, medical providers, educators and health researchers — is making inroads.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!