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December 08, 2016
December 14, 2016
Nov 22, 2016

Co-founder of North Hill Community House, Gary Wyatt's journey to becoming a community leader was not without challenges. His goal now is to impact the community one life at a time.

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Nov 21, 2016

We are now taking nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Leader Award. Do you know an LAAA member that you would like to nominate?

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Nov 15, 2016

Apply now for the 2017 class. Hear from members of the 2016 class as they reflect on their Diversity on Board experience.

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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 emerging leaders to serve our community. Applications available in May for the 2017 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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