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Cleveland Leadership Center

1375 East Ninth Street
Suite 2430
Cleveland, OH 44114
USA

216-592-2400

Marianne Crosley, President and CEO
216-592-2400

Mission

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

Description

CLC accomplishes its mission by developing Cleveland's leadership through transformative experiences that connect, inspire and challenge individuals to make a positive community impact. Those experiences include programs designed for leaders at all ages and stages of career, opportunities open to program alumni and the general public, and civic engagement activities that are customized for other organizations to meet community needs.

Programs

(i)Cleveland

Target Audience: Young Professional
Average Size: More than 50
Tuition: Less than $500

The six-week summer program showcases community assets to college students and interns at local companies. It offers civic education, neighborhood immersion and connections to Cleveland leaders to develop, attract and retain the next generation of civic leaders. Employers get interns with stronger connectivity to the region and to their organization. Interns get unparalleled networking opportunities. During fall and spring vacations, (i)Cleveland offers customized Service Breaks that enable college students to spend time at nonprofits, meet civic leaders and job shadow.

Alumni programs

Target Audience: Other
Average Size: 30 - 40
Tuition: Less than $500

Those who have completed one or more of the core programs can continue learning about civic issues and challenges, meet with other community leaders, or work on projects that have a tangible impact on the community.

Civic Leadership Institute

Target Audience: Adult
Average Size: 40 - 50
Tuition: Less than $500

A series of six short, weekly sessions, CLI is designed to increase the civic knowledge base and engagement for people of all ages and career stages who seek a better understanding of our civic infrastructure, are new to the area, or are starting a new assignment. Offered in spring, fall and winter, CLI exposes participants to top leaders and important civic issues.

Cleveland Bridge Builders

Target Audience: Other
Average Size: 40 - 50
Tuition: $2500 - $3500

Mid-career professionals of all ages prepare for meaningful, fulfilling and impactful engagement in the community. The program provides a unique environment that fosters teamwork, growth and learning through experiential collaboration, hands-on experiences and interactive civic education that results in a truly transformative experience. Rachel Ciomcia | Director of Cleve

Customized programs

Target Audience: Other
Average Size: Not Applicable

Business and organizations engage the Center to design civic leadership training programs that educate and connect their constituents to the community and engages them in important civic work.

Leadership Cleveland

Target Audience: Executive
Average Size: More than 50
Tuition: Over $5000

Recognized, senior-level positional leaders become empowered with knowledge, skills and relationships to advance and deepen their community impact. The 10-month program engages participants through a highly interactive, intentionally designed leadership curriculum so participants develop a broader and more diverse network and experience opportunities to address key community issues through collaborative civic engagement. The LC2 Fellows Program creates an opportunity for LC alumni to focus for nine months on a specific civic issue and identify and deliver a tangible outcome.

Look Up To Cleveland

Target Audience: Youth
Average Size: 40 - 50
Tuition: Free

High school students develop leadership skills, acquire an understanding of the community and gain a better appreciation of diversity. The program, offered during the school year and as one-week summer sessions, includes team projects and unique opportunities to converse with high-level business, government and community leaders.

On-Board Cleveland

Target Audience: Young Professional
Average Size: 20 - 30
Tuition: $1000 - $1500

CLC piloted On-Board Cleveland in Fall 2014 to energize and equip early-career professionals to make a positive difference in their workplace and the community. A custom-designed, highly engaging curriculum fosters a better understanding of critical issues, assets and collaborative leadership within Cleveland.

Public programs

Target Audience: Other
Average Size: More than 50
Tuition: Less than $500

The Center hosts an annual “civic pitch” competition called Accelerate, which gives every individual in Cleveland an opportunity to share and act on a personal vision to improve the region. It also creates public programs to address pressing issues and inspire people to work toward solutions.

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