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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(i)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

Applications Open

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 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

Brown Bag lunch with Chief Williams

Join Chief Williams and other CLC Members for a discussion on some of the challenges Williams has faced since becoming Chief of Police and the opportunities he sees for the future. Open to CLC Members. Are you a graduate of a CLC program but not a Member? Join today to get access to the Brown Bag series, as well…

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Cleveland Bridge Builders Class of 2018 Commencement

Thursday, June 14, 2018 Children’s Museum of Cleveland 3813 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115 6:00 p.m. Networking reception, Hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine 7:00 p.m. Program, recognition of graduates, David J. Akers Leadership Award Guests are welcome to join at $30 per person. Questions? Contact Rachel Ciomcia (216-592-2280). REGISTER >

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We Are Cleveland: Leading for Change

Save the date! Second biennial leadership conference Presented in partnership with: Meet those who are leading change, roll up your sleeves and dive into the issues alongside them. A full day of workshops to: Give you insight into Cleveland’s civic landscape. Enhance your collaborative leadership skills to maximize your impact. Make connections with other leaders who…

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Recent News

Browns promote David Jenkins to executive VP and chief operating officer

David Jenkins (LC 2009, LC2 2012) has been named the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Cleveland Browns. According to a Crain’s Cleveland Business article, “Jenkins, who is entering his 15th season with the team, will be in charge of the team’s business operations and its long-term vision. Prior to his promotion,Read More

Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Board names Jill Paulsen interim director

Jill Paulsen (LC 2017)  has been named interim director of the Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Board. According to a Cleveland.com article, “Paulsen has served as deputy director of the grant maker since 2011 and has overseen more than $100 million in grants to over 350 organizations during her tenure. The move comes after last month’sRead More

Angela Bair’s adapted toy library is becoming a reality

At Accelerate 2018, Angela Bair pitched her idea for a library that makes educational and therapeutic resources for children with special needs accessible to parents, caregivers, educators, and professionals. In conjunction with Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library, who will house the library, she completed a workshop provided by RePlay for Kids, an area nonprofit that specializes inRead More

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