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Time-Tested Method

Tapping into over 4 decades of experience, we distribute a proven model while freeing up local leaders to address the unique issues in their cities. 

Collaborative Approach

The Leadership Foundations network leverages the power of relationships and authentic partnerships in cities throughout the world to effect real and lasting change.

Global Network

Every city is unique, with built-in assets to draw upon to address its unique challenges. Leadership Foundations is a global network committed to a contextual approach.

Our Time-Tested

Tapping into more than 4 decades of experience, our "Wheel of Change" consists of 3 interconnected functions that work together to drive positive and lasting change in cities throughout the world.

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  • Engaging Leaders of Good Faith and Good Will

    We move isolated individuals to collaborative engagement.

  • Building the Capacity of Others

    We move under-resourced work to empowered action.

  • Developing Joint Initiatives

    We move independent efforts to collective impact.

Our Collaborative

Leadership Foundations leverages the power of relationships to effect real and lasting change.

Global Youth Initiative

Working together with our global network to ensure the children and youth of our cities have the tools, relationships, and resources to thrive. 

Center for Innovation

Researching, accelerating, and scaling innovative approaches to our cities’ most vexing challenges.

Theology in the Public Square

Offering tools and venues for people of faith and people of good will to engage in meaning-making conversations through civil discourse.

Advancing Diversity and Equity in Leadership

Tackling systemic racial and gender inequities by building pipelines and networks of diverse leaders. 

New Book Launch

City As Playground Anthology

 is now available for purchase in print and Kindle.

Celia Vigil

Communications Associate

What book, movie, quote, or tv show has most shaped your understanding of leadership or the city?   

A quote that has shaped my understanding of leadership and the city is, “Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.”

While the amount of work there is to do to transform cities is great, this quote reminds me that we are freed from having to complete it all, though our obligation to continue remains. We may never see a huge transformation in our lifetime. The work stretches far beyond us. However, this does not make our acts of faithfulness in the day to day less significant, no matter how small they may seem.