Community Leadership Corps FAQ

What is the time commitment for participants?
We ask that applicants be able to commit to 5 to 10 hours per week, as well as be able to attend all in-person convenings. The number of hours per week will vary and include in-person convenings, individual work, and online trainings.

Are Community Leadership Corps participants paid?
Community Leadership Corps participants are not paid. However, travel and meals at all in-person convenings will be covered.

When will I know if I’ve been accepted?
Participants will be informed whether they have been accepted 10 – 12 days before their city’s first training. Applicants are highly encouraged to hold the training dates for their cities on their personal calendars. All applicants will also be alerted if they have not been accepted.

Why these cities?
Chicago is the home of the Obama Foundation and this program is part of our long-term commitment to the city. Phoenix and Columbia are both amazing communities with a lot to offer young leaders in terms of opportunities for engagement and leadership.

Will these always be the cities the Community Leadership Corps program happen in or will they be in other cities?
The Obama Foundation is committed to the Community Leadership Corps program in these 3 cities for the next six months. We are in early stages of program development, and our hope is to be able to bring our programs to other cities across the country as they develop and expand!