2018 SPRING College Leadership Rhode Island (CLRI) Program Application

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Leadership Rhode Island (LRI) is a nationally recognized community leadership development organization founded in 1981. Its Core Program seeks to cultivate and engage a network of leaders from a variety of sectors and communities throughout the state, and give them the knowledge and tools to affect positive change. LRI’s College Program (CLRI) is modeled on that Core Program, yet uniquely tailored to the issues and concerns of college students*. It strives to inspire, educate and engage students as they make the transition from college to career, to serve as a bridge from academia to the professional world.


This tuition-free, semester-long program provides experiential learning and direct engagement with the Rhode Island community, with a focus on the critical issues affecting our state, as well as insight into the nonprofit sector, public service and government, and the private sector’s role in community service. CLRI students will deepen their understanding of community issues and community-based problem-solving. The aim is to better prepare students to navigate life after college, to provide them with the knowledge and networks necessary to build their professional lives while also establishing connections to Rhode Island and encouraging them to build those lives here.


In short, CLRI provides unique experiences, direct access to community and industry leaders, and a support system to keep graduates active and engaged for years to come. 


*College Leadership Rhode Island is a student program, with curriculum designed for young adults ages 18-26

Personal Contact Information

Home Address:

Leadership Rhode Island relies primarily on email to ensure timely and efficient communication. We need two email addresses to ensure we can get your attention regardless of whether you are checking your personal or secondary email account.

Background Information:

Leadership Rhode Island seeks a class that is reflective of the cultural diversity in Rhode Island. Accordingly, it is important to identify constituents from various professional, racial, ethnic, and cultural groups. Your response to the following will assist our selection committee in addressing this class mix.

Educational Information

List educational background, beginning with high school, and include college(s), and any certificate program.

High School
Post Secondary Education
Graduate School
Special Honors
Post Graduation
Employment Information

Employer Address

Professional Affiliation
Community Service
General Information
College Leadership Rhode Island Program Expectations

The College Leadership Rhode Island Program is a Certificate Program. Applicants must commit to the time requirements of the class, consisting of four Friday sessions from 8:00am - 5:30pm, light pre-session reading, and preparation. 

Session Dates:
Friday, February 9, 2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
Friday, April 6, 2018
Friday, May 11, 2018

For each of the following, please confirm that you understand these expectations

CLRI Fellows Program
Graduates of College Leadership Rhode Island will have the opportunity to participate in an optional CLRI Fellows program the semester after they graduate from CLRI. The Fellows program includes shadowing a nonprofit executive director, shadowing a private sector executive, and a civic engagement component. 

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