Read our 2017 digital annual report — Working Together for a Stronger Evanston

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 or apply now.

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

we offer many options

opportunities

LE-apply-2015.pngLeadership Evanston XXVII, the ten-month program begins in September. Apply online or learn more.

Register for Snapshot Evanston — Thursday, October 25 — a one day tour of Evanston's important sites and visits with leaders around town.

leadership alumni

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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.