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

CLC Open House & Happy Hour

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. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m….

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Accelerate 2019: Citizens Make Change

Accelerate is a pitch competition that helps individuals launch their ideas to make Northeast Ohio a better place. More than two dozen ideas will be pitched at the event for a chance to win up to $5,000 to bring their idea to life. Accelerate: Citizens make Change February 27, 2019 Global Center for Health Innovation…

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Recent News

Rotary Club to honor Joe Marinucci

Joe Marinucci (LC 2003) was announced as the recipient of the Rotary Club of Cleveland’s 2019 Community Service Award. He will accept the award at the annual presentation event  on January 17. According to the announcement by the Rotary Club, “Each year the Community Service Committee selects an individual or organization who has demonstrated outstandingRead More

CBB 2015 gives local families in need a very special Christmas

by Robert D. Newman (CBB 2015) The CBB Class of 2015’s Adopt-A-Family Program expanded again in 2018. After adopting nine families with 33 children in 2017, this year’s program adopted 15 families with a combined total of 48 children. This year, we adopted six families in Cleveland/Cuyahoga County, six families from Medina County and for the firstRead More

Civic visionaries to make pitches at Accelerate

Audience to vote on winners Feb. 27; tickets on sale now 2018 winner returns with Teen Enterprise Pop-Up Shop Individuals with visions of creating positive change in Cleveland will pitch their ideas at Accelerate: Citizens Make Change. The fifth annual civic pitch event will be presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with CitizensRead 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!