Our Programs

Find the right opportunity to help you grow personally, professionally and civically.

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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A collection of offerings that create an awareness of Cleveland's opportunities, including a summer program for interns, a one-day career and networking event, and a 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

A six-session civic education series that gives adults of all ages and 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

(i)Cleveland Winter Edition

Spend a day preparing to launch your career in Cleveland through: Job search enhancement Learn how to polish your personal brand and jump-start your career. Round table lunch Top Cleveland leaders join you for lunch (at your table!) to help you chart your path in CLE. Career showcase Visit with dozens of local organizations (for-profit…

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CLC Open House & Happy Hour

Come learn about opportunities to become a more passionate and connected community leader. Cleveland Leadership Center program alumni and staff will be on hand to help you learn about our suite of programs and events designed to be a stepping stone to fulfilling, meaningful community impact. Join us at Market Garden Brewery any time after…

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LC 40th at CPT

Join your LC colleagues for a few cocktails and catching up and then participate in an interactive production of How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes (with 119 people you may or may not know). “Over the course of 90 minutes, audiences listen, explore and ultimately decide how to spend $1,000 cash from that evening’s…

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Accelerate 2018: Citizens Make Change

Get your tickets today!  Join hundreds of top leaders from across the region to hear innovative, new ideas to make Cleveland a better place and vote for your favorite at the fourth annual Accelerate civic pitch event! Get event details and Register! See what past presenters, finalists and winners have been up to since they…

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Recent News

Collaboration with Sisters of Charity Foundation featured

The Innovation Mission, a collaborative effort between the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland and the Cleveland Leadership Center to fight poverty, recently announced its first cohort of fellows. Their ideas include helping: Seniors struggling with food insecurity, social isolation and frequent hospital stays. Low-income potential entrepreneurs achieve their dreams. CMSD students increase college matriculation rates. IndividualsRead More

CLC in Cuba highlighted by Fresh Water

In November 2016, a contingent of Leadership Cleveland alumni and CLC Board and staff members spent a week in Cuba. It was a unique opportunity to travel to a location few Americans have seen, and experience a culture much different than our own through an educational people-to-people exchange. They learned about Cuba’s history, government, educational, recreational,Read More

Introducing The Innovation Mission fellows

Earlier this year, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, in partnership with Cleveland Leadership Center, launched The Innovation Mission – a unique fellowship program to address poverty in Cleveland. Through an extensive application and review process, five fellows were selected and announced in late October. They are: Dabney Conwell, Vice president, Benjamin Rose Institute onRead More

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