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Better Leaders. Better Chicago.

Our impact and our reach are growing as we continue to develop transformative leaders who are disrupting the status quo. In our mind, it’s simple. Better leaders. Better Chicago. Our Fellows are effective leaders because they engage people with diverse perspectives and experiences. This has been LGC’s approach from the beginning, and one we remain committed to moving forward.

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Our programs are held in 20% of Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods.
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We invest more than $180K each year to ensure participation in our program by the public and nonprofit sectors
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Our three-year strategic plan calls us to convene, connect and mobilize bold leaders to effect transformative civic impact.

Our Mission is to effect transformative civic impact.

Leadership Greater Chicago is a premiere civic leadership development program with a proud legacy of convening, connecting and mobilizing the region’s most promising leaders around key socioeconomic issues through dynamic educational and experiential activities. LGC’s Signature Fellows Program provides the foundation for a lifelong commitment to civic engagement by educating members about issues facing the Chicago region and challenging them to bring about transformative change in the community. LGC creates strong connectivity among our Fellows to positively impact not only themselves but their employees, constituents, clients, neighbors and families. This connectivity is the backbone and strength of the LGC network, enabling leaders to reach out across sectors based on the common goal of changing our region for the better.

Civic Engagement Model

Convene. Connect. Mobilize.

Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC) is the only organization in the region that dares to bring together high-performing individuals from the private, nonprofit, and public sectors to tackle the area’s most pressing issues. This proven formula has generated decades of rich conversation, created lifelong relationships, and developed thought leaders, that combined have shaped the civic landscape of our region. This can only be achieved when all three sectors are at the table.

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Upcoming Events
January
11
Convino: Race, Identity and Inclusion
Convino is a FREE, monthly happy hour for all Fellows that is held at the LGC office the Wednesday following First Friday. This is an opportunity to network with each other and to hear members of the current Class talk about the socioeconomic issue they explored in the Program that month.
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February
8
Convino: Healthcare
Convino is a FREE, monthly happy hour for all Fellows that is held at the LGC office the Wednesday following First Friday. This is an opportunity to network with each other and to hear members of the current Class talk about the socioeconomic issue they explored in the Program that month.
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March
30
Celebrate Leaders Dinner
Join us as we recognize and celebrate the passion, commitment, accomplishments and impact of civic leadership in the Greater Chicago region. Proceeds from this important evening support our Signature Fellows Program.
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May
16
On The Table
Join us and our founder, The Chicago Community Trust for their annual region-wide initiative to explore ways we can collaborate to make our communities stronger, safer, and more dynamic.
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Leadership Greater Chicago
111 East Wacker Drive
Suite 1220
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 565-0300
info@lgcchicago.org

About Us

Leadership Greater Chicago is the region’s premier convener, connector and mobilizer of bold leaders, building capacity across the private, nonprofit and public sectors to effect transformative civic impact in Greater Chicago.

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