What is Cleveland Leadership Center?

Cleveland Leadership Center develops community leadership through transformative experiences that connect, inspire and challenge individuals to make a positive community impact. The Center's mission is to build a continuum of civic leaders committed to our community's excellence by serving as a catalyst for civic engagement.

Created in 2006 through a merger of four programs that had been serving the Greater Cleveland community for years, the Center accomplishes its mission through six core offering, as well as customized programming and events to educate, connect and engage leaders of all ages as a means to spark positive community change.

Core offerings provide leadership training and civic education to people at varying stages of life and career:
•    Look Up To Cleveland – high school students 
•    (i)Cleveland – college students 
•    OnBoard Cleveland – for early-career professionals
•    Cleveland Bridge Builders – mid-career professionals
•    Leadership Cleveland and LC2 Fellows – senior-level positional leaders
•    Civic Leadership Institute – people of all ages and career stages

Cleveland Leadership Center also creates opportunities for its alumni to further their civic education and engagement.

The broader public can connect more deeply with community issues and leaders through the annual Accelerate civic pitch competition, volunteer opportunities, and other events.

CLC also designs customized civic leadership training programs for companies and organizations. Please direct inquiries to Marianne Crosley, President and CEO, (216-592-2298).


How can I get involved?

See if one of the core offerings is right for you. Or check out the Get Involved opportunities and events.

Have questions? Contact us online or reach out to Michael Bennett, VP of External Affairs, (216-592-2426).