2018 Annual Report

Your investment in Leadership Foundations in 2018 made a remarkable year possible in our quest to develop and empower the leaders of Leadership Foundations. From launching the Colangelo Carpenter Innovation Center to strengthening the Global Youth Initiative to creating an online training platform to the continual development of our data collection platform and more, LF worked hard to discover, develop, and empower leaders around the world. Your support provided the opportunity, resources, and energy to keep us in humble service to our plumb line—the leaders of Leadership Foundations.

 

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The Leaders of Leadership Foundations

Take a moment to listen to the latest episode of the City as Playground Podcast.

 

This episode begins a new series of the LF podcast which will feature the heroic stories of leaders throughout the LF network. Rick and Dave begin by discussing Bob Terry’s definition of leadership as well as Marshall Gant’s framework of storytelling which will be used in the upcoming interviews of LF leaders. Please join us for the upcoming episodes as we tour LF cities and leaders. Listen here and send in any questions you would like answered to info@leadershipfoundations.org.

 


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  • Miami Valley Leadership Foundation, Dayton, OH, USA
  • Pillars of Promise, Des Moines, IA, USA
  • Lane Leadership Foundation, Eugene, OR, USA
  • The Center for Community Transformation, Leadership Foundation of Fresno, Fresno, CA, USA
  • Transform Scott County, Georgetown, KY, USA
  • GR Center for Community Transformation, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
  • One by One Leadership Foundation, Immokalee, FL, USA
  • Jackson Leadership Foundation, Jackson, MS, USA
  • The First Coast LF, Jacksonville, FL, USA
  • Knoxville Leadership Foundation, Knoxville, TN, USA
  • The Root Cellar, Lewiston, ME, USA
  • Lexington Leadership Foundation, Lexington, KY, USA
  • CIS of San Fernando Valley and Greater Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Memphis Leadership Foundation, Memphis, TN, USA
  • Urban Ventures, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Philadelphia Leadership Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • New Vision, Philippi, WV, USA
  • Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Portland Leadership Foundation, Portland, OR, USA
  • Next Chapter Ministries, Rochester, MN, USA
  • Savannah Leadership Foundation, Savannah, GA, USA
  • Stockton Leadership Foundation, Stockton, CA, USA
  • Wilmington Area Leadership Foundation, Wilmington, NC, USA

A 40 Year Legacy: Sustaining A Movement- Episode 45

Take a moment to listen to the latest episode of the City as Playground Podcast.

 

In the final episode of the series celebrating LF’s 40th year of work, Dave and Rick are joined by CIS Founder and LF Board member Bill Milliken. They talk about the inauguration of the Colangelo Carpenter Innovation Center (CCIC) in Washington DC, ideas from organizational theorist Richard McDermott on how innovation is used to sustain a movement like LF, and what this means for LF’s future. Listen here and send in any questions you would like answered to info@leadershipfoundations.org.

 


A 40 Year Legacy: The Common Square- Episode 43

Take a moment to listen to the latest episode of the City as Playground Podcast.

 

In this episode, Dave and Rick explore how LF has ventured into the public sector over the past 40 years. Together they delve into the necessity of engaging all sectors of the city- from political to social service to religious- on behalf of the common good. Listen here and send in any questions you would like answered to info@leadershipfoundations.org.

 

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Changing the World

The old adage—dream big or go home—certainly applies to LF’s vision of cities and communities becoming playgrounds instead of battlegrounds. Farfetched, outrageous, impracticable, might all be adjectives attached to this vision…unless Margaret Mead, who we quoted last month, is correct.

 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

 

Here is another example of one of those leaders Mead is imagining—this time in Delhi.

 

In 2007, Catalyst Leadership Foundation was born out of Abhishek Gier’s deep dive into one of Delhi’s poorest areas. Amid severe poverty, Abhishek also encountered an abundance of grace as he built relationships with the children of that neighborhood. This, he decided, is what the Kingdom of God looks like in all of its sharp-edged glory. So he and his wife, Angelika, said yes to Jesus’s call to seek justice, defend the oppressed, and take up the cause of the orphaned- regardless of the consequences.

 

Catalyst’s big idea was to connect local leaders with neighborhoods like the one Abhishek and Angelika first encountered and change things from the grassroots up: a unique approach within the caste system of Delhi. Through these connections—powerful to vulnerable; young to old; religious to nonreligious—Delhi is beginning to be relationally rewired.

 

One of the particular projects built by Catalyst and its partners to rewire the city is an initiative that rescues girls and women from a life of poverty and sex trafficking. Catalyst’s work provides everything from education to employment opportunities to a supportive community—offering a future previously unthinkable.

 

Searching to build organizational capacity and drive further change in their city, Catalyst became a member of the LF network in 2008. A decade later, Abhishek describes the LF approach and wheel of change as exactly the tonic Delhi needs: a focus on leadership, support from a global community, and an emphasis on working together to address a city’s greatest challenges. Because of his journey, Abhishek now coaches other LLFs in Southeast Asia.

 

Beginning with seeing grace in street children to now coaching others, Abhishek is one of the reasons LF is confident that cities are becoming God’s playgrounds. Investment in LF is an investment in leaders like Abhishek to “change the world” into playgrounds.


A 40 Year Legacy: An Emerging Organization- Episode 42

Take a moment to listen to the latest episode of the City as Playground Podcast.

 

In this episode, Dave and Rick discuss the emergence and evolution of the LF organization. Together they explore the formation of LF as we know it today and how LF has balanced the tension between organic and organizational realities over the last 40 years. Listen here and send in any questions you would like answered to info@leadershipfoundations.org.

 

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Changing the World

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

 

Leadership Foundations is graced with just such a reality: LLF presidents and their staff around the world. These leaders are the “group of thoughtful, committed citizens” that LF is convinced “can change the world” through increased mastery of the LF wheel of change. Stay tuned over the next couple of months as we introduce them to you!

 

Lisa Slayton is one such president. While remaining committed to loving Pittsburgh into a playground, Lisa has a particular passion for helping business leaders integrate their faith life and vocation. This vision came about working in the corporate world, where she realized many of her colleagues had a deep desire to build relationships with other leaders and dream about how to effectively leverage their business skills and shared values across the city for its betterment. Under Lisa’s leadership, PLF created the Leaders Collaborative (LC). The idea that if the participants saw their work as ministry, an indelible impact would be made in the lives of their employees, and ultimately, the city of Pittsburgh. The LC does just that; it helps leaders use their God-given skills to find the place where passion meets need in the city. Through the LC, leaders from across city sectors spend six months together being coached in the power of relationships to “transform the city of Pittsburgh into a city of truth, beauty, justice, and human flourishing.”

 

As PLF continues to take on this large vision for its city, Lisa believes that Leadership Foundations strengthens PLF’s work significantly. The LF wheel of change takes context seriously, not only allowing, but embracing PLF’s unique model. The LF Accreditation process made a series of recommendations to sustain and build a viable organization. The Senior Associate strategy, where Lisa not only receives coaching from Senior Associate but also serves as one, provides practical support, strategies, and fellowship with like-minded leaders.

 

These kinds of services are replicated throughout the LF global network, as leaders like Lisa and their organizations dream about their cities and drive the wheel of change to see them improved. Investment in LF is an investment in leaders like Lisa to “change the world” into playgrounds.


A 40 Year Legacy: A Global Fellowship- Episode 41

Take a moment to listen to the latest episode of the City as Playground Podcast.

 

In this episode, Dave and Rick discuss LF’s organizational development over the course of its 40-year history. With a clip from LF founder Reid Carpenter, the conversation explores the early years of fellowship, the importance of the Incarnation, and the emergence of a robust global organization. Listen here and send in any questions you would like answered to info@leadershipfoundations.org.