Who Can Apply?


ACLF seeks to attract a diverse set of candidates from private, public and non-profit sectors

  1. Individuals with a strong commitment to social justice, community empowerment, and public service;
  2. Individuals who have an interest and desire in positively impacting their communities; and
  3. Individuals who genuinely wish to further enhance and develop their leadership skills.
  4. Individuals that are able to make the time commitment from early April – mid-October, that is necessary for a successful CLP experience.
    • All accepted applicants are required to attend the opening retreat on April 21-23, 2017, mid-year retreat on July 22, 2017, closing retreat on October 22, 2017, and graduation dinner on November 4, 2017.
    • Participants are expected to attend in all of the regularly scheduled bi-monthly Wednesday evening workshop sessions. Participants are allowed up to 2 excused absences.
    • In addition to these sessions, accepted applicants will engage in a community group project that requires time spent outside of regularly scheduled CLP activities. Participants are expected to commit an average of 10 hours/month to ACLF activities.
  5. If accepted, there is a $425 program fee to cover materials. Scholarship opportunities will be available for accepted applicants to honor our commitment to program accessibility and diversity.