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 Programming Breakfast

Learn how you can take part in transformative experiences that lead to community impact through leadership programs such as Civic Leadership Institute, Cleveland Bridge Builders, Leadership Cleveland, and more. CLC program alumni will share their experiences and enthusiasm for our community and CLC in a casual conversation over a light breakfast, with time for questions…

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Leadership Cleveland Holiday Party 2018

Kick off the holiday season in the stunning lobby of The Calfee Building with food, friends, and refreshments. 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP (1405 East Sixth Street, Cleveland, OH 44114) $65 per person (through October 31) Open bar + hors d’oeuvres Open to LC alumni and guests Register today >

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Accelerate 2019

Save these dates! Accelerate: Citizens make Change will be held on February 27, 2019. Applications for pitches will be open from November 1 – 30, 2018. Look for some new and exciting changes this year – details coming soon!

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Recent News

Eight alumni + two Accelerate presenters noted as Homegrown Heroes

On Friday, November 2, eight CLC alumni and two Accelerate presenters will be honored as Homegrown Heroes by Cleveland.com for their “significant contributions to Cleveland and are taking our city into the next millennium.” They are: Akram Boutros (LC 2015) Daniel Gray-Kontar (Accelerate 2017 finalist) Bernie Moreno (LC 2007) Phyllis Harris (LC 2019, CEBC 2013)Read More

Teen Entrepreneur Pop-Up Shops

Teen Entrepreneur Pop-Up Shops Tory Coats 2018 Winner Economic & Workforce Development category Presented in partnership with: October 22, 2018 Tory Coats announced a new Teen Entrepreneurship initiative. In partnership with the Hope for Honduran Children Foundation, Teen Enterprise will be traveling to Honduras – one of the world’s poorest countries – to teach entrepreneurshipRead More

Music Lens: Inspiring Creativity and Confidence

Music Lens: Inspiring Creativity and Confidence Corinne Auger 2018 Finalists Health & Wellness category Presented in partnership with: October 2018 Corinne Auger pitched her idea for a free introductory music program for lower-income elementary schoolers at Accelerate 2018 While she didn’t make it to the main stage that night, she did impress the scouts fromRead More

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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!