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"Leadership Evanston stewards an experience for the greater good of our community. Leadership Evanston makes sure lasting relationships matter."

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.
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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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Leadership Evanston XXVII, the ten-month program begins in September. 

leadership alumni


Leadership Evanston alumni and friends celebrated together in April 2018. Our network of citizen leaders is making Evanston the best community it can be. Connect with 720+ alumni.

We can reach the broader community with your help! Contribute to the Leadership Fund.