GRADUATES

Program Alumni

Making an Ongoing Impact in Cleveland's Neighborhoods

Over 280 engaged community leaders living in Cleveland's neighborhoods and its inner ring suburbs have completed the eleven month NLDP curriculum. Graduates are listed by name, neighborhood, focus area, and community specialties. To connect and network with graduates by skill area, jump to the Skills Bank.

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J.T. Lynch, Cohort II
George Shuba Photography

GRADUATES | BY COHORT

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COHORT

Rashidah Abdullah

Glenville | Youth Education
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Michael Christoff

Warehouse District | Economic Development
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Patricia Demko

Tremont | Economic Development
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Darren Hamm

Brooklyn Centre | Community Organizing
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Joyce Hood

Union-Miles Park | Youth Education & Development
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Stephanie Howse

Hough | Youth Education
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Kelly Kupcak

Kamm's Corners | Economic Development
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Gordon Martin

Stockyards | Health
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Carolyn Smith

Old Brooklyn | Economic Development
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Katherine R. Thomas-Reddy

Tremont | Health
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Maurice Small

Cleveland | Food & Gardening
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Debra Wilson

Fairfax | Housing
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SKILLS BANK

Experience & Expertise in Action

The NLDP Skills Bank is a correlation of important data about each program graduate and the community building skills which they possess within the areas we believe are important to anyone wishing to make change in their community. NLDP graduates may contact each other and network around skill areas as they feel appropriate. Non graduate citizens who are working in the community and are seeking assistance from leaders with expertise in these skills who have graduated from NLDP should contact Julia Ferra at jferra@nldpcleveland.com or by calling 216-776-6170.

Mentoring

Using your singular skills and unique experience to support and encourage an individual’s personal and professional development by sharing knowledge, skills, and information.

Proposal
Writing

Expertise in preparing a formal proposal that outlines a proposed project, shows budgetary requirements and requests monetary assistance in the form of a grant.

Community
Outreach

The ability to deliver services, provide education, and raise the awareness of existing services that are available to community members who may not have access to those services.

Public
Speaking

The ability to speak to a group of people in a structured, deliberate manner intended to inform, influence, or entertain.

Team
Building

The ability to create activities designed to encourage people to work cooperatively to improve team performance.

Social
Networking

Proficient in the use of channels such as Facebook and Twitter to expand business and/or social contacts by communicating informally with other members of the site.

Event
Planning

Skilled at planning and coordinating every detail of a business meeting, workshop, team building activity, festival, ceremony, competition, party, convention or social function.

Fundraising

Knowledge of relevant financial opportunities and the ability to identify, solicit and collect money for a nonprofit or political organization.

Volunteer Management

Efficient in the management of individuals wanting to participate in a cause by donating their time and skills without being compensated.

Facilitation

Effectively assisting a group of people with their common objectives by making the process easy to understand and helping them to achieve a goal without taking a particular position.

Board Participation

Experience sharing expertise and representing an organization as a member of a nonprofit board.

NLDP represents movement. In order to move forward myself, I must help others move forward as well.

RODNEY LEWALLEN

DETROIT SHOREWAY