How to apply to CBB

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Applications for the Class of 2017 are now closed. 

Applications for the Class of 2018 will open in January 2017. Contact Rachel Ciomcia at 216-592-2280 or to learn more.  

Applicants must complete all parts of the online application and pay a $25 non-refundable application fee, which must be paid by Friday, March 4, 2016. Application fee can be paid online via the link below or paid via check and dropped off or mailed to:

Attn: Cleveland Bridge Builders
Cleveland Leadership Center
1375 East Ninth Street, Suite 2430
Cleveland, OH 44114

Applicants are selected through a blind selection process and scored on problem-solving skills, commitment to community, leadership roles and interpersonal skills. The application includes four short answer questions, an overview of your civic engagement involvement and two recommendations (which must be completed on the online application-no letters will be accepted).

Before applying please review the scheduled program dates.

The Cleveland Bridge Builders Class of 2017 will begin in September 2016 and have its commencement in June 2017. CBB can accomplish its objectives only with the full participation of each individual. That means attendance at the two-day overnight Opening Retreat, a minimum of four of the five full-day sessions, Leadership Action Project team meetings and LAP presentation event and Commencement.

Tuition for the Class of 2017 is $3,300.

Each participant is required to contribute a minimum of $300 personally; the individual, an employer, or other source may pay the balance. Partial scholarships are available, and CLC will work with successful applicants so tuition is not a barrier. Scholarships are determined via a separate application that will be available on the same dates as the program application.

For questions, contact CBB Director Rachel Ciomcia (216-592-2280).