Why Cleveland Thrives?

Cleveland Thrives will bring together and harness the leadership of 45 years of Leadership Cleveland alumni to take action collectively as part of an ongoing effort to create meaningful change across five critical social issues:

  • Economic mobility
  • Food security
  • Gun violence
  • Healthy neighborhoods
  • Safe & affordable housing

Cleveland Thrives was launched at an LC alumni session day on August 9, 2023. The efforts will continue through working groups linked to strategic community partners. The goal is to make a sustainable impact in the five core focus areas leading into the LC 50th anniversary.

LC alumni, submit your name if you’re interested in being a part of one or more working groups going forward.

Have questions about the Cleveland Thrives initiative? Contact Marianne Crosley (216-592-2298).

Check out the the Sound of Ideas segment on Cleveland Thrives featuring Marianne Crosley, Dr. Amy Acton, Dr. Edward Barksdale, and Michael Jeans.