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

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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Advanced Leadership Institute & Customized Programs

Applications Open

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: Karen Long

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 Karen Long (LC 2020), Manager, Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, Cleveland Foundation 2021 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, “recognize books that have…

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The Way Forward Leader Lunch Break: Earl Pike, Scott Villani, Kanika Williams

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-12:45 p.m. Zoom Earl Pike (LC 2009), Executive Director, University Settlement Inc. Scott Villani, Chief Strategy Officer, The NRP Group LLC Kanika Williams, Slavic Village…

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The Way Forward Leader Lunch Break: Ali Lukacsy-Love

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 Ali Lukacsy-Love (CBB 2017), Director of Planning & Development, City of Euclid Innovation in lakefront development The City of Euclid is taking…

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The Way Forward Leader Lunch Break: Cynthia Connolly

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 Cynthia Connolly, Development Director, Policy Matters Ohio A voice for indigenous populations Cynthia has a long history of advocating for indigenous issues…

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Recent News

Anti-Racism Resources April 2021

A short, digestible list of resources to guide you on your journey of understanding and involvement in diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. A new list is published every month. Event: “Advancing racial equity beyond 2020” City Year Cleveland and City Year Columbus Poetry: “Black Women Coping in Cleveland” a collection of works by various writers,Read More

Write, Illustrate, Create!

Write, Illustrate, Create! Ebony Donley + Sasha Beckette-Abdullah 2021 Presenter Education category Presented in partnership with: PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Write, Illustrate, Create! will help children in grades K-8 express themselves in writing. They will learn the steps of the writing process and write a book. They will have creative control of the type of book theyRead More

Thomas Adler makes the 2021 Eight Over 80

Thomas Adler (LC 1978) was recently named to Crain’s Cleveland Business‘ Eight Over 80 for 2021. According to the announcement published by Crain’s, the members of this year’s class are, “this trailblazers and icons” who “lift up our region through their experience and perspective, which they are sharing, too, with the next generation.” See theRead More

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