Growing Leaders

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Diversity in leadership produces diversity of thought, which in turn leads to innovative strategies for racial equity advancement and quality of life improvement for all members of our community. We provide a variety of events and programs to strengthen networks and support the professional development of emerging and established leaders of color in Grand Rapids. Our community of collaborative, innovative, entrepreneurial and transformational leaders are catalysts for impact.

Now accepting applications for 2020-2021 tlp cohort

The Transformational Leaders Program (TLP) is a unique training program designed to advance a pipeline of African-American and Latinx leaders within Grand Rapids. The program’s objective is to help emerging and existing difference-makers develop the hard and soft skills needed to promote racial equity. TLP leaders are radically changing the landscape of community as influencers in the public, private, and nonprofit sector, as well as in grassroots movements, civic and voluntary board service and as residents of metro Grand Rapids.

View the application overview for more on what to expect in all four application components. RSVP to the Informational Session on Thursday, August 13th on our events page or Facebook.

All application materials are due by 5pm on Monday, August 24th.

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