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. Learn more

we make a difference

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

we offer many options

help create future leaders

Contribute to the LE matching challenge from former LE committee chairs to support LE scholarships programs.

Partner with us to grow the LE Fund

leadership alumni

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

Join the LE/ECF team to walk (or run) at the Race Against Hate. Learn more.