Community Leadership Course

We can help You make a difference in the lives of New York City’s children

Every fall since 1962, concerned citizens just like you have taken CCC’s Community Leadership Course (CLC). This course gives you a firsthand look at how programs across New York City help children and how you can make New York City an even better place to be a child.

When you participate in the CLC you will:

  • Meet once a week for 10 weeks to learn about the challenges New York City children face and the innovative solutions being developed to help them.
  • Visit programs that serve children and families in all five boroughs.
  • Hear directly from program directors and government agency staff about the challenges they face and the successes they have had running programs for children.
  • Engage in dynamic discussions about how to improve the lives of New York City children.
  • Learn about advocacy in the areas CCC focuses on, including child poverty, child welfare, juvenile justice, family homelessness, education, and youth services.
  • Find out why your voice is important and how you and your network of friends and colleagues can make a difference for children.

Direct service providers, foundation officers, clergy, lawyers, legislative staff, non-profit board members, parents and many others have taken the CLC. Join them – and us – to be the best advocate you can for New York City’s children and families.

An application and interview are required. The fee for the course is $900. Full and partial scholarships are available.

Community Leadership Course Application (PDF)

2016 Preliminary Course Calendar

If you are interested in participating in the 2016 CLC, please send an application c/o Lorraine Tate, Executive Assistant at You can contact her at (212) 673-1800 ext.11 for more information. Thank you.

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