Training highly-motivated non-profit CEOs to lead effective and sustainable organizations, which thousands of low-income youth depend upon to help them achieve against the odds, is our mission. man and woman talking

As demand increases and resources shrink, non-profit CEOs/Executive Directors need more than a heart for helping kids to keep the lights on and the doors open.

Engaged in a challenging and often lonely job, non-profit CEOs need, but so often cannot afford nor find through one program, exactly the practical leadership education, coaching, mentoring and unparalleled networking with like-minded peers and other high impact leaders from business, education, government and non-profit which our City Scholars® Leadership Academy provides tuition free.


City Scholars® Leadership Academy


Our Academy’s practical approach to effective leadership helps leaders with heart improve their serve as they learn toslow the roll, lighten the load and enjoy the journey.”

Each year, our tuition-free Academy inspires, challenges, equips and encourages a diverse cohort of ten competitively-selected, highly-motivated non-profit CEOs, while also helping alumni stay connected, inspired and involved.

Focusing on the “business of non-profit, our Academy integrates:

Business & Leadership TRAINING: CEO ESSENTIALS™

• 1:1 Leadership COACHING

• Alumni & Business MENTORING

• Small-Group NETWORKING with Grantmakers & Community Leaders