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Leading Through Service

These powerful words define our mission to inspire community volunteerism and expand awareness of community issues.

Watch this video to see what Leadership Toledo has done – and continues to do – for our community, its leaders of today, and its leaders of tomorrow.

Leadership Toledo acknowledges and condemns the devastating deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many others before them. We believe Black Lives Matter and recognize the profound and ongoing damage placed upon the Black community due to systemic racism and inequality. Leadership Toledo is committed to listening, learning, and being part of meaningful change. 

We also recognize that words are meaningless without action. It is our responsibility as an organization centered around leadership development and community involvement to share the steps we are taking toward racial justice, equity, and inclusion. Leadership Toledo is committed to the following goals:

  • Develop and implement a strategic plan to attract, develop, and maintain a diverse and inclusive staff, board of trustees, and program participants.

  • Offer diverse and inclusive programming, including but not limited to events, guest speakers, community partnerships, and service opportunities.

  • Utilize professional development resources to educate staff on issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.

 In addition to our goals, linked here is a list of resources that can be utilized by each and every one of us to become effective changemakers in the Black Lives Matter movement.

Adult Program

Adult Program

Our adult program balances service to the community with personal growth

Youth Programs

Youth Programs

Our youth programs give high school students the opportunity to make a difference in their school, their community, and themselves

Leadership Toledo exists to cultivate a community of leaders dedicated to serving with authenticity and purpose

Leadership in Action