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Applications Now Open as IMPACT Leadership Development Program Celebrates Its 10th Cohort

The Chicago Urban League’s IMPACT Leadership Development Program has opened applications as the program celebrates 10 years with the upcoming Class of 2024. Applications are open from Wednesday, March 1st through Sunday, April 30th, 2023.

The virtual information sessions will be:

  • Tuesday, March 7th – 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 15th – 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Monday, March 20th – 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 6th – 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

The in-person information session will be held at the Chicago Urban League (4510 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60653):

  • Saturday, April 1st – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

To apply for an information session, click here.

To apply for the Class of 2024, click here.

The mission of the IMPACT Leadership Development Program is to create a pipeline of Informed, Motivated, Perceptive, Authentic, and Connected Talent who will form the next generation of Black leaders available to fill critical roles in the Chicago community and the business, public, and nonprofit sectors and their boards.

Since its launch in 2014, the IMPACT Leadership Development Program has assembled nine extraordinary cohorts, each consisting of some of the brightest, most talented Black professionals in Chicago. These high-achieving leaders have gravitated toward IMPACT because of the professional advancement and networking opportunities that the program affords them.

Our cohorts are exceptionally diverse in terms of professional experience, educational background, and personal interests. We strongly believe that this diversity of thought and experience is crucial to our Fellows’ learning and development, and we openly welcome the different viewpoints and perspectives that each of our Fellows brings to the table.

IMPACT Fellows share the Chicago Urban League’s vision of racial and economic equity for Black Chicago and are unified in their commitment to affecting positive change as their generation’s most influential leaders. Our hope is that this mutual commitment permeates the very fabric of our communities and inspires long-term social transformation.

To learn more about the IMPACT Leadership Development Program, visit