About CLD

Word From Our President

Word from the President

Character. Education. Leadership. Service. Career. We call these values the CLD Principles for Success. At CLD, these five cornerstone values drive one result: Achievement.

Welcome to the Center for Leadership Development website. Since CLD’s founding in 1977, its board of directors and staff have been dedicated to exposing African American youth to some of this nation’s richest experiences focused on inspiring youth achievement. Today, CLD offers hundreds of Central Indiana youth and parents access to 15 quality programs and initiatives dedicated to this vital mission. The results have been outstanding! Today, CLD alums serve Central Indiana and the world as teachers, physicians, scientists, business leaders, and civic servants.

At the heart of CLD’s dynamic program model stands a commitment to teaching VALUES. Character. Education. Leadership. Service. Career. We call these values the CLD Principles for Success. At CLD, these five cornerstone values drive one result: Achievement. We invite you to learn more about how CLD is using bedrock values and preeminent program experiences to inspire the highest academic, college and career achievement in youth.

Yours for the development of youth,

Dennis E. Bland, CLD ’82

President

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