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October 05, 2016
November 03, 2016
Sep 23, 2016

The Civic Solutions Lab combines growth and development for change leaders with the opportunity to make a difference on an issue that is crucial to the community’s future. Apply today!

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Sep 23, 2016

The Barberton Community Leadership Institute (CLI) is now taking applications for the spring session. This program is presented in partnership with the Barberton Community Foundation and Leadership Akron. Through this experience, you will grow as a leader and see how your community involvement can make an impact. 

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Sep 21, 2016

Through her leadership, King plans to provide a superior park experience to our community by continually improving park offerings and collaborations so that the park system remains relevant in light of the ever-changing needs of the public.

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Signature ProgramAn unparalleled community learning experience for 36 leaders per year. Applications available March. Program runs August-June each year. Read More


Leadership Akron Junior LogoA community awareness and leadership experience for high school juniors, two from each public/private/parochial high school in Summit County. Applications available in April. The class meets for monthly program days, September-April each year. Sophomores can inquire with their counselor or principal about representing their school. Read More


Leadership Akron Alumni Logo A hub for program graduates to connect, collaborate, and learn.

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insigh:Akron Logo A one-day “crash course” in Akron designed to give new executives a running start to their community involvement. Read More


Torchbearers Logo An independent affiliate of Leadership Akron, Torchbearers focuses on connecting, developing and engaging young leaders to serve our community. Applications available in May for the 2016 class. Visit Torchbearersakron.com


Community Leadership Institutes A short-course (2-3 months) that introduces participants to principles and practices of community leadership. The CLI’s blend leadership development with community involvement and awareness, and can be customized for the specific needs of a company/organization. Available on an open-enrollment basis each Spring and Fall; contact Leadership Akron for opportunities to customize to an individual employer.
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N.E.X.T. “New Endeavors for Experienced Talent” provides senior leaders the opportunity to examine community needs, personal strengths, and individual involvement in the community post-career. Read More


InternEdge Provides college interns an opportunity to explore the Akron area as a place to build a life and career. Delivered in partnership with Torchbearers, applications are available in March for the summer season. Read More

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