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At the Obama Foundation, we believe everyone has a role to play in the future of their communities and their shared world. And that includes you. Our goal is to inspire you, connect you to others, and equip you with the tools to bring about change – together.
The Community Leadership Corps is an opportunity for young people ages 18-25 to come together and develop projects that address opportunities and challenges in their community.
The Community Leadership Corps is designed to empower and train young people invested in their communities and eager to make a difference.
We believe leadership shows up in many ways. Our expectation is not that everyone shows up as a leader but leaves as one. Along with community investment and leadership potential we look for adaptability and alignment with Obama Foundation values like humility and teamwork when reviewing applications.
Members will be placed on teams to design and implement community projects. The trainings, coaching, funds, and connections are designed to support those projects.
You’ll be able to walk out the door with fundamental knowledge and skills about design thinking, community organizing, project management, and equity-centered leadership.
Applications for the Community Leadership Corps closed on March 24, 2019. You can find more detailed information about the program here.
Learn more about the Community Leadership Corps by flipping through the journey of Dejah Powell, a corps member from Chicago, and a selection of videos from the first cohort. You can learn more about Dejah and her team here.
Every generation has a chance to remake history. But if you’re a young person who wants to change the world, where do you start? We created Community Leadership Training Days to help young people answer that question.
The Community Leadership Training Day is a one-and-a-half-day experience designed to inspire and equip young people between the ages of 18 and 25 with the skills and tools they need to create change in their communities. We’ve already hosted Training Days in cities ranging from Tempe to Oakland to Oklahoma City. Take a look at the experiences of some of our recent participants in Dallas below.