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ECF builds leadership capacity for Evanston. Leadership Evanston fulfills this mission with programs that enhance knowledge of the community and facilitate civic engagement. Strong communities need strong leaders.

we build leaders

Signature Leadership is an intensive ten-month experience, developing committed leaders for Evanston who understand our community's diverse perspectives. Apply now or learn more

we make a difference

Through our four key programs, Leadership Evanston imparts concrete, practical skills. Our alumni have become aldermen, local officials, and leaders of Evanston’s nonprofits. Learn more

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help create future leaders

We can reach the broader community with your help!

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leadership alumni

Our network of citizen leaders are making Evanston the best community it can be. Connect with 650+ alumni.