The Leaders of Tomorrow Work Group

Create positive change through improved policies.

Young adults between the ages of 18 – 26 can apply to become a member.

The Community Police Commission (CPC) is looking for individuals between the ages of 18 – 26 who live in the city of Cleveland to join The Leaders of Tomorrow work group. As a Leader, you will play a role in the policy making process that will help shape the future of policing practices in Cleveland. 

The work group members will meet over a 24-month period beginning January 2021. Members must be able to commit to (at a minimum) 10 hours per month and will receive a $150/ month stipend.

Apply by October 31, 2020. Please complete the digital application or download, print, and email a completed pdf application to: swilliams@clecpc.org.

About the Leaders of Tomorrow Work Group

The Community Police Commission (CPC) is looking for individuals between the ages of 18 – 26 who live in the city of Cleveland to join The Leaders of Tomorrow work group. Members of the work group will contribute to the Commission’s policy recommendations by representing the views of youths and young adults based upon experiences with the Cleveland Division of Police.

Currently, the relationships between youth, particularly youth of color, and the police continue to be tense. As a member of the CPC’s Leaders of Tomorrow work group, you will play a role in the policy making process that will help shape the future of policing practices in Cleveland.

Members will voice their opinions, thoughts, and personal stories about issues they and other young people in the community face as related to interactions with Cleveland police. The ultimate goal is to create positive change through improved policies. Members will develop valuable skills to help support their community and grow as community leaders through teamwork, workshops on leadership training, networking, research and policy development work. 

Member Responsibilities and Duties

  • Attend retreat with CPC Commissioners and work group members.
  • Attend in person or online monthly work group meetings.
  • Attend events and professional conferences related to the work of the Commission including District Policing Meetings.
  • Attend one CPC facilitated workshop.
  • Develop policing policy recommendations based on experience, research and deliberation for consideration by appointed CPC Commissioners.
  • Deliver a culminating presentation to the Commission and the Cleveland community on how the work group’s work has contributed towards building positive relationships between youth and police.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Permanent resident of the city of Cleveland.
  • Between the ages of 18 – 26.
  • Attend in person or online meetings and events.
  • Ability to work a minimum of 10 hours per month.
  • Two year commitment.

How to Apply

  1. Online Application: Complete the online application: CPC Leaders of Tomorrow Work Group Application 2021-2022
  2. Email: Download the PDF application form and email your completed application to Shelly Williams at: swilliams@clecpc.org
  3. U.S. Mail: Mail in a completed application before October 31, 2020 to: Cleveland Community Police Commission, 3631 Perkins Avenue, 3rd Floor Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Applications are due on Saturday, October 31, 2020!

Every application received will be reviewed by the CPC selection panel. If your application is chosen, you will be contacted for an interview. For more information or if you have any questions, contact the CPC’s Community Engagement Coordinator, Shelly Williams, by email: swilliams@clecpc.org or by phone: (216) 857-3114.