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Improve gateway city prosperity through increased leadership capacity and connectivity.



Create a future for gateway cities where existing and emerging leaders connect and collaborate across sectors to amplify their skills and talents.



More equitable, resilient, and thriving communities.


LEADS runs an intensive 7 month Fellowship for selected participants that catalyzes, cultivates and connects diverse, cross-sectoral leaders and incubates actionable ideas to make change.  


Graduates of the fellowship enter the LEADS Network, a robust platform that provides continuity for the ideas and relationships initiated during the fellowship, while also building bridges across cohorts, communities and regions.


Select projects that are incubated in the Fellowship apply for additional support and resources through the LEADS Accelerator (initial pilot scheduled for winter ‘22/’23) to help launch, scale and sustain systems-level change. 



  • Selection for our inaugural North Shore cohort is closed.   

  • The admissions process for the next NorthShore cohort will open in the Spring of 2023

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