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

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

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

CLC Open House & Happy Hour

Come learn about opportunities to become a more passionate and connected community leader. Cleveland Leadership Center offers a suite of programs and events, each designed to be a stepping stone to fulfilling, meaningful community impact. Chat with program alumni and staff to help you discover which program is right for you. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m….

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Accelerate 2019: Citizens Make Change

Accelerate is a pitch competition that helps individuals launch their ideas to make Northeast Ohio a better place. 30 presenters will pitch their ideas at the event for a chance to win up to $5,000 to bring their idea to life. Accelerate: Citizens make Change February 27, 2019 Global Center for Health Innovation (1 St…

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Recent News

I Am Hollywood

I Am Hollywood Alex P. Michaels 2016 Presenter Transformative Arts & Culture category December 2, 2018 Since having pitched in first two years for Accelerate (2015, 2016), Cleveland Cinema Czar Alex P. Michaels continues to push efforts in building Crusades (crowdfunding campaigns for movie production) for Prelude2Cinema. Since pitching, Alex has received funds from variousRead More

Cleveland.com feature on new Accelerate category

“Do you have an idea for a great Cleveland experience that no visitor should miss? Destination Cleveland wants to hear it. And it could earn you $5,000. The region’s tourism bureau is the newest partner in Cleveland Leadership Center’s Accelerate: Citizens Make Change competition, held at the end of February. … The newest category, added for nextRead More

If I Can See It, I Can Achieve It

If I Can See It, I Can Achieve It Michelle Person 2018 Presenter Educating for Tomorrow Presented in partnership with: November 13, 2018 Michelle wants to promote a love of reading and increase literacy rates among high-risk readers through an interactive platform that highlights books prominently featuring characters of color. Since February, Just Like Me BooksRead 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!