Barberton CLI

The Barberton CLI is a customized CLI presented in partnership with Leadership Akron, Barberton Community Foundation and Tuscora Park Health & Wellness Foundation. The program features community-based learning experiences focused on Barberton's key assets and decision-makers, while linking community issues to the broader picture of Summit County. Through this opportunity, you will grow as a leader and see how the impact of your involvement can help advance the community.

Program Dates

Opening Retreat
Wednesday, September 12
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Arts & Quality of Life
Wednesday, September 19
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Community Health & Public Safety
Wednesday, September 26
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Economic Vitality
Wednesday, October 10
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Youth & Education
Wednesday, October 17
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Closing Retreat
Wednesday, October 31
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


The application period is closed. The application for the 2019 Barberton CLI will be available in July 2019.

Tuition for the Barberton CLI is $850. Scholarships are available based on need. We do not give full scholarships. Scholarship requests are considered independently from the applications.