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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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

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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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

We Are Cleveland: Leading for Change

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 are passionate about…

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Leadership Cleveland 40th-anniversary celebration

Leadership Cleveland 40th-anniversary celebration Saturday, September 15, 2018 3:00 – 10:00 p.m. Celebrate 40 years of impact, and of course, the best class ever! Mystery bus tours 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. Relive your LC experience on a mystery bus tour for behind-the-scenes experiences at unique Cleveland locations. Anniversary bash 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Celebrate 40…

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Recent News

Julia Foos (LookUp 2018) recognized

Julia has spent her summer collecting and donating 25,000 books to local nonprofits that provide books to low-income children. A few years ago, she learned Cleveland has one of the lowest literacy rates in the country – 61% of low-income children do not have any books in their homes. She told News 5, “That reallyRead More

Emily Bacha one of Freshwater’s #Fresh10

Emily Bacha (CBB 2018, LookUp 2005) was recently named to Freshwater Cleveland’s #Fresh10, “a group of talendted professionals under 34 years old all making their mark on The Land – and beyond.” Bacha currently serves as Director of Communications and Marketing for Western Reserve Land Conservancy. She told Freshwater, “I have the privilege of proudlyRead More

Bruce Loessin to be honored at National Philanthropy Day

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Cleveland will honor Bruce Loessin (LC 1995) along with a handful of other committed fundraisers and philanthropists who, give generously of their time, talent and treasure, and the chapter received many outstanding nominees who are all moving the needle to improve the city, the region and the nation,”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!