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Community Leadership Course

Make A Difference In The Lives Of New York City’s Children

Every fall since 1962, concerned citizens just like you have taken CCC’s Community Leadership Course (CLC). This course gives you a comprehensive look at how programs and policies across New York City impact children and how you can make New York City an even better place to be a child.

CLC Participants

  • Learn about programs that serve children and families in all five boroughs.
  • Hear directly from program directors and government agency staff about the challenges they face and the successes they have had running programs for children.
  • Engage in dynamic discussions about how to improve the lives of New York City children.
  • Learn about policy and advocacy in the areas CCC focuses on, including child poverty, child welfare, juvenile justice, family homelessness, education, and youth services.
  • Find out why your voice is important and how you and your network of friends and colleagues can make a difference for children.

Direct service providers, community advocates, foundation officers, clergy, lawyers, legislative staff, non-profit board members, parents and many others have taken the CLC. Join them – and us – to be the best advocate you can for New York City’s children and families. An application and interview are required. The fee for the course is $1200. Full and partial scholarships are available.

Learn More About the CLC

The application for the 2020 Course is closed. We will begin accepting applications for the 2021 course in the Winter. Please submit any questions you have in the form below.

  • Have questions about the Community Leadership Course? Submit your questions here.