How We Work - Leadership Foundations

We develop leaders who drive the wheel of change in their cities.


We do this by connecting, developing, and equipping our members through a variety of key services to include:


Senior Associates:

Each of our members is coached by a Senior Associate. Senior Associates are veteran leaders who have run successful organizations, have a demonstrated track record of mentoring colleagues, and embody the Leadership Foundations vision, mission, and values. Using LF’s Stages of Impact Platform, Senior Associates work with members to develop a custom plan to deepen their impact and mastery of the three functions.


Global Youth Initiative:

The Leadership Foundations Global Youth Initiative addresses the need for mentoring and leadership development among urban youth across the world through five different strategies. Key partners include the Jr. NBA, National Basketball Retired Players Association, Young Life, and the U.S. Department of Justice.


Colangelo Carpenter Innovation Center:

In honor of our founding President Reid Carpenter and founding Board Chair Jerry Colangelo, LF launched the CCIC in the summer of 2018. Located in Washington DC, the CCIC serves the LF network by pursuing four strategies for impact: incubating and scaling innovative partnerships and projects, equipping leaders and leadership teams, collecting and distributing data and research, and advocating for best practices to become policies.