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

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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

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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

Career Connections

College students and recent graduates can get a jump-start on their future in Cleveland, learn essential career skills from Cleveland’s leaders, and make valuable connections. March 19, 2019 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Cleveland Public Library, Louis Stokes Wing (525 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114) $20 per student COMMUNITY LEADERS Meet with highly motivated and talented…

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Recent News

Dawn Southard to return to CLE in new role at Team NEO

Dawn Southard (CLI 2009), who has spent the past four years in San Antonio, was recently hired as Vice President, Investor Relations – a newly created position at Team NEO. According to a post on Team NEO’s blog, “Southard brings more than two decades of business development, marketing and leadership experience to Team NEO, alongRead More

Gina Vernaci to become new President and CEO of Playhouse Square

Art Falco (LC 1993) is stepping down from his post of 28 years as CEO of Playhouse Square. Gina Vernaci (LC 2011), currently serving as Playhouse Square’s President and COO, has been named as his successor. She will assume her new role on July 1. According to a blog post on the Playhouse Square website,Read More

KC McKenna named new Principal at St. Edward H.S.

KC McKenna (CBB 2016) was named as the new Principal at St. Edward High School. McKenna graduated from St. Ed’s in 2000 and has served in various leadership roles at the school over the past 12 years, most recently as VP, Admission & Strategic Initiatives. He assumes the new role on July 1. In anRead More

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