CLC programs shape leadership attitudes and practices, alumni survey finds

Alumni of Cleveland Leadership Center programs feel their program experience was significant in shaping their attitudes about leadership in the community as well as their leadership practices and behaviors in the community, CLC’s fall 2019 alumni survey has found. The survey also revealed that CLC alumni are nearly seven times more likely to devote time…

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Jasmin Long to lead Near West Theatre Board

Jasmin Long (ALI 2018, CC 2013) was recently elected as President of the Board at Near West Theatre. According to a Cleveland Crain’s Business article announcing the appointment, “Long is the first Black board president in Near West’s 42-year history, and that designation is meaningful to her as Near West looks to the future.” Read…

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Spark 2020: Grit to Great

Five Fresh Innovators to be recognized for impact Cleveland Leadership Center launched its summer symposium on civic leadership and innovation as an in-person event in 2016. Innovation became even more central to this year’s annual symposium, Spark: Grit to Great, which will be presented virtually on September 3, 2020. The event, sponsored by Marcum LLP,…

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1,000 Ties

1,000 Ties Jowan Smith 2020 Winner Community Change category Presented in partnership with:    PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The 1,000 Ties etiquette program educates inner-city males ages 6-21 on dining etiquette, tying a tie, communication skills, grooming, sportsmanship, proper dress, the art of being a gentleman, and how to be the best version of themselves. Keep up…

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If I could talk to my younger self… with Dr. Akram Boutros

15 minutes with Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE (LC 2015) President & CEO, The MetroHealth System What is a piece of advice you wish somebody told you when you were younger? You should not fear being fired because it is the world guiding you towards your strengths.  For example, a colleague of mine was let go…

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