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Cuyahoga Community College
GCPL has been working closely with the Mandel Humanities Center at Cuyahoga Community College since 2019. This partnership grew out of a shared recognition on the part of both GCPL and Mandel leadership that 1) the goals of the two organizations are very similar, in terms of providing a humanities-focused education for the future leaders of our society, and 2) the respective strengths of our organizations are very complimentary. Thanks to this partnership, GCPL students and Mandel students have had multiple opportunities to interact in the context of shared programming initiatives. In the process, GCPL has been able to extend its educational outreach efforts to more people in the Northeast Ohio region.
GCPL launched its partnership with Gettysburg College’s Eisenhower Institute (EI) in 2022. Not only are GCPL and EI both committed to providing an in-depth education in public policy making for the leaders to tomorrow, but they also share remarkably well-paired traditions: specifically, these two organizations exist to reflect the visions and honor the legacies of the only two people to ever a) serve as President of the United States, b) attain the rank of General in the US Army, and c) run an institution of higher education. Thanks to this partnership, GCPL has been able to benefit from both a helpful partner as well as a homebase in the nation’s capital — via EI’s HQ in D.C. — for hosting public policy-focused seminars.
Civility Leadership Institute
The Garfield Center for Public Leadership at Hiram College has partnered with the Civility Leadership Institute, which is part of General Wesley Clark’s Renew America Together organization (RATO). This is an exciting collaboration with opportunities for self-development, enrichment, and engagement in political discourse. The Civility Leadership Institute (CLI) convenes a diverse group of leaders from around the country for a year of training, learning, and crucial conversations. The Hiram College cohort will include a unique tie back to the college as well as a connection to the broader CLI network. Participants gain deeper understanding from each other while discussing important topics impacting our world today. For more information on this partnership, visit this page.