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Leadership Lincoln develops strong leaders for a stronger Lincoln.

Leadership Lincoln was incorporated in 1985 after a group of community leaders gathered to discuss the future of Lincoln. Among the needs they saw was the need to have a pool of well-trained, well-informed, and well-connected individuals. They wanted people who believed in their community, wanted to see the community work for all its citizens, and were willing and able to step forward and serve. Leadership Lincoln was founded to help build and continually expand this pool.

We started with a single leadership development and civic engagement cohort and have grown to offer four cohorts for adults and high-school students. There are nearly 3,700 individuals who have graduated from one of our cohorts, and we conservatively estimate that they’ve given more than 160,000 hours of service in the past year serving our community--a benefit of more than $3.5 million to Lincoln.