What exactly is the Neighborhood Leadership Development Program?

The NLDP is a leadership development program targeted towards Cleveland’s emerging neighborhood leaders who are already working to improve the city. The development of leadership skills is accomplished by a carefully thought out curriculum, use of expert guest speakers, and implementing the Intentional Change Process which is furthered by a participant’s assigned personal coach.

Where is the program located?

All but one of the sessions are held at Trinity Commons located at 2230 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland Ohio 44115.  Free parking is provided.

What is the time commitment for the program?

There are sixteen (16) sessions beginning in August and ending in June.  Sessions are 8:30 A.M. until 3:30 P.M.  Meals are provided.  Attendance and participation are mandatory to ensure success within the program.

How do I apply to the program?

You can apply directly online from our website by clicking here or obtain an application by requesting one be mailed, emailed or faxed to you by calling 216-776-6167.

Who is this program for?

The NLDP is for any resident of Cleveland or the Inner Ring suburbs who works on a project or program that is located in Cleveland. Applicants should be willing to make positive changes in their lives to become better leaders. 

Why should someone apply to the NLDP?

Without engaged citizens striving to improve the neighborhoods of Cleveland, our communities will not progress. Cleveland's improvement is linked directly to the quality of its engaged neighborhood leadership. NLDP strives to increase the quality and quantity of these leaders.

"From my NLDP experience, I learned that a good leader is also a good follower and that the assets in my community are plentiful when you look beyond financial assets"

Kim Fields, Woodland Hills