CLD Programs and Services Update 4/17/2020

Due to the unprecedented measures implemented to mitigate spread of COVID-19, the Center for Leadership Development is being forced to adjust 2020 plans for programming, services, events and fundraising, including the postponement of CLD’s historic 40th Annual Minority Achievers Awards & Scholarship Gala to May 7th, spring programs and cancellation of the Annual Golf Outing.

Although the organization has shifted its program and service delivery and is unable to host major events, CLD fully intends to continue its mission and elevate those deserving of recognition. CLD is currently evaluating all of its programs and services and how to best serve students, parents and our communities moving forward.

Thank you for your support of the Center for Leadership Development. All spring programs are canceled. Read below for further information.

These are challenging times for all of us. The COVID-19 pandemic represents an austere public health challenge. The unpredictability of COVID-19 has made it difficult to design and implement a systematic plan for CLD programming. Nevertheless, we are dedicated to our families; thus, we continue to contemplate and deliberate about how we can execute purposeful and enriching programs and services during these precarious times.

​We have made a number of operational changes in order to continue supporting our students and families. Our constant priority in making these changes has been to keep our students, parents, community, and staff safe.

We continue to work through these uncertain times to update, assess, and improve CLD programming so that all participants have equitable access to quality college and career readiness programs and services. Program and service updates are included below, along with the contact person for questions or concerns.

We look forward to resuming regular operations and welcoming you back to the Center for Leadership Development soon.

Notice: for participants who paid for spring 2020 programming, the program fee may be transferred for  summer or fall  2020 opportunities.

 

 

 

College readiness services continue online…

To provide continuous academic support to our families and students, the College Prep Institute (CPI) lab will provide tutoring and counseling services using Zoom technology. We have adjusted our hours and days of operation in response to COVID-19.

Tutoring and Counseling schedule:

·       Monday – Thursday: 1:00-8:00 PM
·       Friday: 12:00 – 4:00 PM
·       Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

*subject to change to meet the needs of families

Full list of services offered at this time:

·       One-on-one guidance counseling: receive free counseling from one of our licensed guidance counselors
·       Reading assessment: improve your reading proficiency with our reading specialist
·       College research and selection: research choices, arrange campus visits and choose the right college for you
·       Study sessions and tutoring: receive a series of free tutoring sessions from one of our math, science, reading and language arts tutor

To schedule a tutoring appointment or a counseling session, please contact us by email at manderson@cldinc.org.

 

 

 

Self-Discovery/Career Exploration Project
All students enrolled in the Spring 2020 session of the Self-Discovery/Career Exploration Project are invited to participate in the Fall 2020 session (September 14-December 12). Students can either start the program over and begin at Session 1, or pick up where they left off and begin with Session 7. All students interested in re-enrolling must submit another application form so that CLD can maintain accurate enrollment records. If you have already completed your Leadership Service Project, you are free to submit that by 5pm on April 25th, 2020. Any student that completes and submits their LSP this semester will not have to complete another one in the fall. Questions should be directed to Joshua Webb at jwebb@cldinc.org.

Project MR. (Male Responsibility)
All 7th -10th grade Spring 2020 applicants are invited to enroll in the fall 2020 session (October 3-November 7). All students interested in re-enrolling must submit another application form so that CLD can maintain accurate enrollment records. Questions should be directed to Joshua Webb at jwebb@cldinc.org.

Imani Book Club
Reading is fundamental, and for that reason – Imani Book Club 2020 will now be an online program.
In order for a student to participate, they will need Internet access and a device to complete activities on. The application is still open on our website, be sure to register and refer a friend. Let’s get ready for summer reading! Look for more information coming soon. Questions should be directed to Angelica Watts at awatts@cldinc.org. 

Precious Miss
All Spring 2020 Precious Miss registrants are invited to enroll in the Fall 2020 session (September 29-November  21). Enrollment for incoming freshman (current 8th graders) will be allowed only for the fall cohort. Students who missed session 1 of this spring program will still be able to participate in the fall. The mandatory orientation attendance will be waived for those who attended an orientation in the spring. If you plan to join us in the fall, please submit another application form so that CLD can maintain accurate enrollment records. Questions should be directed to Angelica Watts at awatts@cldinc.org.

College Prep*
The summer College Prep Program has been canceled. We asked that all participants who have applied for the summer program to reapply for the fall program to assist CLD with maintaining accurate enrollment records. Thank you for your assistance and patience. The fall College Prep Program will commence as planned.

Participant Orientation Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 from 6:00-7:30 pm
Location – at IUPUI Campus Center, Room 450

Questions should be directed to John C. Turner at jturner@cldinc.org.

*Juniors in high school who participated in the Self-Discovery/Career Exploration Project (SDCE) this past spring will be allowed to complete SDCE this fall and will also be eligible to complete College Prep during the summer of 2021. To be eligible to apply for CLD College Scholarship opportunities you must attend Emerging Scholars on Saturday, October 10, 2020.

As a reminder, all High School Seniors who are interested in applying for CLD College Scholarship opportunities needs to have completed Self-Discovery/Career Exploration, College Prep Program, and must register for and attend Emerging Scholars Day on Saturday, October 10, 2020.

SAT Prep
The spring session has been canceled. We are currently reviewing dates for the fall. More information will be made available at a later date via email and on the CLD website at www.CLDinc.org. We asked that all participants who have applied for the summer program to reapply for the fall program to assist CLD with maintaining accurate enrollment records. Thank you for your assistance and patience.   Questions should be directed to Mahogany Brown at mbrown@cldinc.org.

Success Prep
The summer session has been canceled. The fall sessions will be held from September 12-October 3rd. Orientation is Thursday, August 20th. All students interested in re-enrolling must submit another application form so that CLD can maintain accurate enrollment records. Questions should be directed to Mahogany Brown at mbrown@cldinc.org.