At The Center for Leadership Innovation (TCLI), our mission is to cultivate and equip diverse leaders who will innovate and execute breakthrough approaches to transform lives and communities. TCLI has an overarching commitment to education, racial justice, social and economic equity.

We serve the women and men who are leaders of organizations engaged in community building initiatives (including community organizations, financial institutions, foundations, corporations and government). We also work with those who support the practice of community building through research and innovation.

Our programs have touched 20,000 urban and rural leaders who are achieving community-driven social change. These innovative leaders have improved millions of lives by transforming neighborhoods, lifting families and children out of poverty, enabling workers to secure living-wage jobs, developing high-quality affordable housing and improving the environment. They have dramatically increased the number of inner-city high school graduates and decreased rates of teen pregnancy. Their deeply held values guide their decisions and their actions.

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