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

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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

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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Customized Programs

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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

Member-only Behind-the-Scenes

Big things are happening at MetroHealth! Get the latest scoop on their transformation plan and activities from three CLC alumni at the forefront: Kate Brown (LC2 2014, LC 2013), Chief Development Officer Kevin Ortner (CBB 2004), Director, Transformation Operations and Transition Greg Zucca (CLI 2018), Director, Economic and Community Development You’ll also enjoy a hearty…

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Spark: Grit to Great

Spark 2019: Grit to Great is a half-day leadership symposium on innovation and disruption. We want your voice in the room. We want you to help shape and advance innovation in Cleveland. More details coming soon. THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2019 MORNING THROUGH LUNCH Spark 2019 is presented in partnership with:

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Recent News

Ginger Mlakar honored

Ginger Mlakar (LC2 2015, LC 2014, CLC Board) has been named 2019 Distinguished Estate Planner by the Estate Planning Council of Cleveland. According to the Council’s website, the award honors, “an individual for outstanding contributions within the multi-disciplinary field of estate planning … Recipients also reflect the goals for which the council was organized: toRead More

CLC alums dominate Cleveland.com’s most influential women of Greater Cleveland list

More than half of Cleveland.com‘s “most influential women of Greater Cleveland” are alumni of CLC programs. Kristen Baird Adams (LC 2010) Sari Feldman (LC 2004) Marica Fudge (LC 1995) Grace Gallucci (LC 2015) Phyllis Harris (LC 2019, CEBC 2013) Heather Lennox (LC 2017) Beth Mooney (LC 2008) Kristen Morris (LC 2015) Kristin Warzocha (LC 2010)Read More

Never, Ever Give Up

Never, Ever Give Up Allison Meyer 2019 Finalist Authentic Cleveland Experiences category Presented in partnership with: PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Honoring Cleveland’s perseverance by allowing people to share and motivate others to never, ever give up with a wall of handwritten stories, answering the question: What is the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do? May 9,Read 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!