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

Applications Open

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

Coming Soon

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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Advanced Leadership Institute & Customized Programs

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: Ana Schwager

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 Ana Schwager, Community Outreach Lead, Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines: The Pandemic, 50 Years, and 1 Million Acts of Kindness This year, Southwest…

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The Way Forward Leader Lunch Break: Eric Gordon, Elizabeth McIntyre, Dr. Margaret McKenzie, and Kristin Warzocha

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-1:00 p.m. Zoom Eric Gordon (LC 2013), Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland Metropolitan School District Elizabeth McIntyre (LC 2006), Executive Editor, Crain’s Cleveland Business Dr. Margaret…

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***SPECIAL EDITION*** The Way Forward Leader Lunch Break: Allison Hite

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 Allison Hite, Founder, Never Ever Give Up Cleveland Resilience in Difficult Times By connecting people through shared struggles and storytelling, Never Ever…

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The Way Forward Leader Lunch Break: Judge Nancy Margaret Russo

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 Nancy Margaret Russo, Judge, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Re-Entry Court: The clients and our community Hear how Cuyahoga County’s Re-Entry…

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Recent News

Read Like Me

Read Like Me Sara Kidner 2021 Winner Educating for Tomorrow Presented in partnership with: PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Read Like Me is a literacy and role model initiative providing internships to young Black males to help address the reading achievement gap in Black male students in grades 3-5. Hired mentors will work with local elementary schools toRead More

Black literacy initiative wins civic pitch competition

Technology pitch for multiculturalism also wins prize at Accelerate A  literacy and role model initiative for young Black males was voted the winning pitch by a virtual audience Thursday night (February 25) at the seventh annual Accelerate: Citizens Make Change civic pitch competition presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center in partnership with Citizens. Sara KidnerRead More

Anti-Racism Resources 2/25/2021

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 typically published on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. Book: “Some of My Friends Are” by Deborah L. Plummer, Ph.D (LC 2007) Article: “How to Promote RacialRead More

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