Senior Director of Programs
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The mission of the Center for Leadership Development is to foster the advancement of minority youth in Central Indiana as future professional, business and community leaders by providing experiences that encourage personal development and educational attainment.
College Prep Institutehttps://cldinc.org/
Since 1977, the Center for Leadership Development (CLD) has offered hope to minority youth in Central Indiana by providing a broad range of experiences that encourage personal development and educational attainment, guiding them to become future professional, business and community leaders.
CLD’s programs for youth from 4th to 12th grades and their parents are driven by its Five Principles for Success â€“ Character Development, Educational Excellent, Leadership Effectiveness, Community Service and Career Achievement â€“ core values that are vital to their success.
CLD is working toward a better education for all children in Marion County bv 2020 by focusing on college preparedness. The College Prep Institute, dedicated to advancing academic achievement and college preparedness, provides free services such as licensed guidance counseling, career assessments, tutoring and more, all which advance college admissions, persistence and graduation. The Institute also conducts college and academic preparation courses. With its college and university partners, CLD hosts an annual College Prep Conference and College Fair to expose students and parents to the idea of college as an available option. Since 2004, over $16.3 million in scholarships have been awarded to CLD Alumni by CLD’s college and university partners with $2.9 million awarded in 2015 alone.
CLD Alumni graduate high school, enroll in post-secondary educational institutions immediately after high school, persist in college, and graduate from college at a higher rate than African-American Hoosiers. This specific project will provide a stronger pipeline to college and thus a brighter future for Indianapolis students.