Colts Name CLD’s Dennis Bland as 2022 ‘Inspire Change’ Changemaker

The Indianapolis Colts today named Dennis Bland, president of the Center for Leadership Development (CLD) in Indianapolis, as its recipient of the inaugural 2022 Inspire Change Changemaker Award. The league’s newly established award recognizes individuals who are making a difference in their communities through social justice work across each of the NFL’s 32 club markets. […]

The success of our youth begins with us

The Indianapolis Recorder – November 16, 2022 By ANAIAH BANKS It takes courage and commitment to prepare the next generation to embark on lives of success. I know this to be true from my experience with the Center for Leadership Development here in Indianapolis. I grew up attending virtual school for grades K-12. While virtual […]

CLD receives gift from Ivy Tech Community College

Funds mark first donation to RISE campaign from an educational institution Indianapolis’ Center for Leadership Development (CLD) will receive a $50,000 gift from Ivy Tech Community College, marking the first donation from an educational partner to its ongoing RISE campaign. Funds will support the construction of a 20,000 sq. ft. addition to CLD’s headquarters as […]

CLD receives Champion for Character: After-School Program Award

Award recognizes trailblazers for character development in U.S. schools and communities On September 13, 2022, Center for Leadership Development received the annual Champion for Character After-School Program Award for its programming and mission of cultivating Central Indiana Black and minority youth to become future professional, business and community leaders. The award underscores the vital […]

Center for Leadership Development receives $450,000 grant from NBA Foundation

Center for Leadership Development is the only organization in Indiana to be awarded funding.   The Center for Leadership Development has received a two-year grant from the NBA Foundation totaling $450,000. CLD will use the gift to expand its facility and programs to low-income communities throughout Indianapolis so many more fourth through 12th graders will […]