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

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

The Way Forward Leader Lunch Break: Ricardo León

The Way Forward Leader Lunch Breaks are a series of virtual (via Zoom) discussion and workshops on topics to help you move forward in our new and uncertain world. DETAILS Noon-12:30 p.m. Zoom Ricardo León, Executive Director, Metro West Community Development Organization Community advancement through collaboration Over the past 18 months, Metro West has worked…

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The Way Forward Leader Lunch Break: Patrick Kearns

The Way Forward Leader Lunch Breaks are a series of virtual (via Zoom) discussion and workshops on topics to help you move forward in our new and uncertain world. DETAILS Noon-12:30 p.m. Zoom Patrick Kearns, Executive Director, Refugee Response Seeking refuge in Cleveland It’s a theme threaded throughout Afghanistan’s history … war, unrest, instability. Afghani…

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CBB 21st Birthday Bash

CBB turns 21 this year. Celebrate our coming of age with CBB friends from across the years. We’ll have refreshments, heavy appetizers, cupcakes from Amy (Btiebet) Washington (CBB 2017), and a fresh installment of the Go Game through Ohio City. EVENT DETAILS Wednesday, September 29, 2021 5:00-9:00 p.m. Forest City Brewery (2135 Columbus Rd, Cleveland,…

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Recent News

Alumni Spotlight: Drew Stelzer

Drew Stelzer (CBB 2021, OBC 2019, CLC Leadership Council Co-Chair) Commercial Property Casualty Insurance/Employee Benefits Specialist at the Schauer Group, Inc. Tell us a little bit about your civic engagement. I am grateful to be a part of an organization that encourages employees to be engaged and entrenched in the community. An organization that seesRead More

10 CLC alumni advance from primary election

Ten CLC alumni advanced from the primary and will appear on ballots across Cuyahoga County for the general election on November 2, 2021. Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb (LookUp 2004) Kevin Kelley (LC 2009) Cleveland City Council Kerry McCormack (LC 2018, LookUp 2005) – Ward 3 Blaine Griffin (LC2 2015, LC 2014, CLC Board) – WardRead More

Anti-Racism Resources August 2021

A short, digestible list of resources to guide you on your journey of understanding racism and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. A new list is published every month. Course: “Racial Equality and the Law” The University of Akron (register for this free course by August 29) Book: “The Sum of Us” Heather McGhee Podcast: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!