To build a continuum of civic leaders committed to our community’s excellence by serving as a catalyst for civic engagement.


To be the premier center in our community for building and engaging civic leadership capital.


On July 1, 2006, visionary community leaders united four civic leadership programs − Leadership Cleveland, Cleveland Bridge Builders, Campus Cleveland and Look Up To Cleveland − to create the Cleveland Leadership Center.

Since then, programming has expanded to serve individuals across a life and career continuum with Civic Leadership Institute, Look Up To Cleveland Summer, LC2 Fellows, Campus Cleveland Summer and Career Connections, and OnBoard Cleveland. Other programs such as Cleveland Executive Fellows (2007 −2010) and Civic Engagement Boot Camp (2012) provided opportunities for Clevelanders to deeply understand and address community challenges.

In addition, a wide array of events and opportunities are offered to expand the knowledge and skills of local leaders, to connect them on common issues, and encourage them to find new ways of advancing the community.

Additionally, collaborations with Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Cleveland Metroparks, Teach for America, and a host of other organizations have created lasting, positive change throughout the region.

The result is more than a decade and a half of positive community impact.