About CLD

FAQ

FAQ

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2425 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Ofiice: 317.923.8111
Fax: 317.923.8112


What is the Center for Leadership Development?

The Center for Leadership Development (CLD) is a youth development organization that prepares minority youth for academic and career success.

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Where are you located?

2425 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208

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How many students do you serve?

We served 5,278 students and parentsĀ in 2012.

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What age do you serve?

Our programs are designed by grade level beginning in 4th grade and continuing through the 12 grade. Visit our Programs & Initiatives page for the appropriate program for your student’s grade level.

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Why is your mission for minorities?

Indianapolis community leaders identified several factors which they believed prohibited or at least severely limited African American youth from achieving, or even aspiring to achieve academic, college and career success. The lack of exposure to the many career opportunities and options available to youth; the lack of awareness of the demands, expectations, and preparation required to excel and take advantage of these great career opportunities; and the absence of a substantial number of African American professionals who could provide this guidance, mentoring, role modeling and simple encouragement all served to stifle the ambitions, hopes, and aspirations of minority youth.

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What makes CLD programs special?

CLD programs prepare future leaders by helping students adopt values critical to their success in academics, career and life. These values are the CLD Principles for Success: Character Development, Educational Excellence, Leadership Effectiveness, Community Service and Career Achievement

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How many programs does CLD offer and when?

We offer 15 different programs and initiatives throughout the year. Please refer to our Programs & Initiatives page for more detailed information about each program.

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What’s the next program available for my son or daughter?

Programs are designed by grade level. Please refer to our Programs & Initiatives page with all programs listed in order by grade level.

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How can my student get involved in your programs?

Simply complete and submit the online registration form and program fee or by visiting our office.

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What are the eligibility requirements for CLD scholarships?

  • Student must be a graduate of CLD’s Self-Discovery/Career Exploration Project (SD/CE) by the fall semester of a student’s senior year in high school.
  • Students must attend the Emerging CLD Scholars Program held in the fall of each year.
  • Seniors participating in SD/CE the fall semester of their Senior year are eligible to attend the Emerging CLD Scholars program. However CLD will verify completion of SD/CE prior to submitting your scholarship application for review.
  • Students and parent/caring adult must be graduates of CLD’s College Prep program.
  • Students & Parents/Caring Adults who have not completed College PrepĀ prior to the student’s Senior year will be required to complete the program prior to the student’s enrollment in college.


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How can I make a donation to CLD?

  • Donate online using credit or debit card or PayPal Account
  • Gift of stock
  • Matching Gifts
  • In-Kind donations
  • Bequests & planned giving


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Do you accept in-kind gifts?

Yes. Please refer to the Donor page for a list of items CLD is in need of.

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How can I volunteer for CLD?

There are many ways you can volunteer. Please review the Volunteer Opportunities and once you have decided on how you would like to volunteer your time you can submit the online Volunteer Form.

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How do I become a college/university partner?

We welcome your interest to support our students in furthering their education. Please contact Lena Hill at 317-923-8111 ext. 305 for information.

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“I’m a CLD Alumni. How do I get connected with CLD again?”

Complete the Alumni Update form. You may also attend an Alumni Association meeting. The Alumni Association meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month at the CLD office from 6:00pm – 7:00pm.

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