Neighborhood Leadership Development Program Seeks 2017 Applicants

In 2006, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, along with former Cleveland Mayor Michael White, established a leadership training program for engaged neighborhood leaders. The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program is a free, 16 session community engagement training program for residents of Cleveland, and its inner ring suburbs, who are working on projects within the City of Cleveland and who are determined to make a positive impact on their communities.

After the application process, 20 committed individuals are chosen for the program year. NLDP participants and graduates are a diverse group with many interests and are working on a wide variety of issues to improve life in their communities.

The program will cover topics such as program planning, marketing & communications, program fundraising, conflict resolution and negotiation, community engagement methods and more.

Every NLDP participant and NLDP graduate also has ongoing access to the services of a Program Coach. NLDP coaches give advice and support tailored to the needs of the participant.

The 16 sessions take place on Saturdays at Trinity Commons at 2230 Euclid Avenue beginning August 26. The deadline for applications is AUGUST 4, 2017. For additional information, the 2017-2018 curriculum and an online application, visit or call 216-776-6167.

Think you have what it takes? Apply to make a difference!