Our History
Since its founding in 1993, The Center for Community Leadership at JCRC-NY has engaged thousands of leaders to address the challenges and opportunities presented by growing and shifting foreign born populations, languages, religions and cultures. By training community leaders to value inclusion and form sustainable networks, The Center has helped create long-lasting personal and professional relationships to solve problems together through open dialogue, tolerance and mutual respect.
Using community organizing strategies and skills, The Center has developed more then 20 community based coalitions around issues of common concern, trained more than 600 community leaders through its fellowship programs, hosted hundreds of conferences, forums, trainings, and workshops in communities across the city, and developed a fellowship for teen leaders to learn how to work together.