On January 9, the Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) announced the 30 government and nonprofit leaders – representing the City of Chicago, Cook County, and citywide and community-based nonprofit organizations – selected for its 2020 class. The new fellows were introduced at a ceremony at Venue SIX10 in Chicago that featured Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot JD’89 as the keynote speaker.
Developed by the University of Chicago in 2014, CLA is an annual leadership development program for emerging and high-potential leaders in non-profit organizations and local government agencies within the City of Chicago and Cook County. Prior to this class, the sixth cohort of CLA fellows, the program counted 149 fellows as program alumni among its growing network. Alumni have gone on to serve in positions of increasing responsibility in the city and county, including in Mayor Lightfoot’s administration.
Learn about 2020 fellows and CLA at the link below.