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

Coming Soon

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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Now Enrolling

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

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

Free “Hands-only” CPR class

* CLC Members only * Learn “hands-only” CPR for free, plus get lunch! Oswald Centre (1100 Superior Avenue) 11:30 a.m Arrival 11:45 a.m. Class 12:45 p.m. Networking lunch Presented in partnership with the Oswald Companies and the American Heart Association. Not a CLC Member? Sign up today to get in on this and other exclusive Member-only perks. You must…

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Platform Brewery Non-Profit Tuesday featuring CLC

Work up a thirst and head over to Platform Brewery on April 10, where $1 of every house beer sold that day will be donated to Cleveland Leadership Center!

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We Are Cleveland: Leading for Change

Save the date! Second biennial leadership conference 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 advancing…

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Recent News

Three CLC alumni mentioned in Savoy Magazine

Savoy Magazine listed the country’s most influential black executives, and CLC alumni Craig Arnold (LC 2002), Margot James Copeland (LC 1991), and Jeffery Weaver (LC 2017) made the list. As stated in a Crain’s Cleveland Business article, “The list ‘showcases an elite representation of African-American men and women who have been recognized for their executive andRead More

TV20’s recap of Accelerate

Ursula Cottone, 2018 event co-chair, told TV20, “It really helps bring out people who care about civic innovation, and it brings those ideas to life and gives people the opportunity to share those ideas and fund them to go forward and make them a reality in the city.” The clip also features: Last year’s winnerRead More

CLC alumni to be honored at the 2018 Smart Women Breakfast

Five CLC alumni will be recognized at the 2018 Smart Women Breakfast & Awards on April 26, 2018. Margaret Bernstein (LC2 2017, LC 2016, CLI 2014), Jayne Juvan (CBB 2010), Judi McMullen (LC2 2014, LC 2013), Natalie Leek-Nelson (LC 2010), and Ashley Basile Oeken (CBB 2012, CLI 2009) are all Progressive Woman honorees.   SeeRead 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!