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

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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

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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

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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

Accelerate 2018: Citizens Make Change

Get your tickets today! Online ticket sales end Tuesday at noon. Ticket price increases to $40 (except students) at the door.  Join hundreds of top leaders from across the region to hear innovative, new ideas to make Cleveland a better place and vote for your favorite at the fourth annual Accelerate civic pitch event! Get…

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Recent News

Accelerate: ‘Networking at its finest’

The WISH Cleveland blog offers a preview of Accelerate’s impact on the community by noting how the event invests in Cleveland change makers and offers networking opportunities. The blog also profiles two past Accelerate presenters whose projects have come to life: Shayla Ivezzy is helping under-served youth on their paths to careers, and Allison Lukacsy-Love’sRead More

“If These Walls Could Talk” showing locally

In 2015, Chris Webb, became one of the five Accelerate finalists for his idea,”If These Walls Could Talk” – a film that animates abandoned buildings to tell 100 years of history from their neighborhood. The production is complete and he has been showing it locally in high schools and libraries across the county. Check outRead More

Accelerate pitch featured in CJN

“Katie Kohn came up with the idea of an outdoor program that develops leadership skills for children in Greater Cleveland 10 years ago – an idea she hopes will attract the attention of the judges during Cleveland Leadership Center’s Accelerate 2018: Citizens Make Change,” the Cleveland Jewish News writes in its article about the event.Read More

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