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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Improvement & Capacity Building

Mission: Leadership Macomb seeks to produce a network of informed community leaders who understand the roles and relationships of people and systems that support and sustain our community; enable graduates and others to engage in civic leadership; strengthen organizational and community relationships.

Results: Since 1996, 0ver 650 individuals representing more than 150 organizations have participated in the Leadership Macomb program. The results are extraordinary. Graduates emerge from the Leadership Macomb program eager to make a difference in Macomb County. Whether it’s the organization they represent, or the community as a whole, each and everyone reaps the benefits of the leadership Macomb experience.

Target demographics: Each year, approximately 40-50 individuals are accepted into the prestigious Leadership Macomb program and 35-40 students in the Junior Leadership Macomb program.

Geographic areas served: the Macomb County Area

Programs: Leadership Macomb and Junior Leadership Macomb

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

As an Oakland County resident who has worked in Macomb county for the past 12 years, i was unaware of all the great things the county has to offer its residents and businesses. The 9 month program was very insightful and allowed me to make business contacts within the county that will and are invaluable to my school and district. I will continue to support and be involved in this program for years to come.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I grew up in Macomb County. I work in Macomb County. I live in Macomb County. It's amazing how embedded one can be in a community and know so little about it. Leadership Macomb opened my eyes! This organization helped me to see the treasures in my own backyard. From how our lights work and how our waste is managed to how our natural resources and government programs work. I learned so much about our community through this program and I value how much this has helped me professionally and personally.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Leadership Macomb was one of the most fulfilling educational experiences I have had to date. The ability to get an inside look at Macomb County, where my husband and I both work and live, was so valuable to me. Instead of sitting through the typical lecture-style presentations, we attended field trips, participated in community service organization events, and were offered the opportunity for private "behind the scenes" tours that generally are not available through any other program. I loved it so much that I have stayed involved through Program Council and the junior program. The networking benefit has grown even since my program ended through alumni events and mixers and I still keep in contact with many of my classmates and other LM alumni on a regular basis. You will not regret taking this course (plus, unlike other leadership courses there is NO HOMEWORK). Every single session provided value to both my personal and professional life. My husband was so impressed with the value it added to my career that he is enrolled and participating in the current program.

1 Julie247

Board Member

Rating: 5

Leadership Macomb is an outstanding program that goes beyond introducing leaders to the various community assets and treasures. This program increases your connections and broadens your networking circle. The board and staff members are invaluable resources that make themselves available to support class members and alumni alike.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with Leadership Macomb for nearly 20 years because I believe in what they do. Great program.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I found my Leadership Macomb experience so rewarding. Not only did I make life long friends, I have learned so much about Macomb County and the communities in which we serve. I am now on the Board and also on the Program Committee that plans each of the days. I have found all of the alumni of LM to be supportive, helpful, and professional. I am proud to be associated with Leadership Macomb.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Both myself and my daughter have graduated from the Leadership Macomb program. Even though I am a life long Macomb County resident, I was amazed how much I didn't know about the county and all of the services and systems that are available. I was able to use what I learned both personally and professionally. My daughter was able to make some great connections with kids from other schools that she otherwise would not have met. I was so impressed with the organization and it's mission that I am now a member of the Board of Directors.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

After completing the Leadership Macomb program, graduates have emerged eager to make Macomb County a better place to live, work, do business and play. Each session provides a unique learning experience that cannot be duplicated elsewhere (including a flight on a KC135 Stratotanker with mid-flight refueling). Friendships and networks are formed that might otherwise not have happened. Even graduates who live and work in the County are astonished to learn about the community they have lived in their entire lives. Some graduates have run for office such as trustee, school board, etc. A handful have started their own non-profits as a result of seeing a need in the community. A countless number now serve on boards of various organizations within the county. Personally, this is the best program I have ever attended – I enjoyed it so much I stay involved as a board member,sponsor and active supporter.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a graduate of Leadership Macomb 17 and now a board member I was amazed by the access made available to you during the class and the knowledge that was gained in each of the sessions. As a board member seeing how great the people are who work on showcasing Macomb County and the improvements that they make each year is amazing. In 9 sessions you will have the knowledge and connections to lead or support nearly any cause that affects the county.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I found the Leadership Macomb program helped me enhance my leadership skills, learn more about the resources available in Macomb County and most importantly how to better serve the community. Graduates of the program hold a variety of leadership positions throughout the region. Many continue to give back to the community through service organizations they became familiar while attending Leadership Macomb.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Provides outstanding leadership training for the community and is now providing the same for top high school juniors throughout the county.

4 diana.4paws1heart

Board Member

Rating: 5

Leadership Macomb offers experiences that no other Michigan leadership program offers. The program content is always one step ahead of the news; offering the most relevant speakers on issues important to the business and residential communities.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Leadership Macomb is the best way for individual to learn about Macomb County and its regional partnerships. It provides indepth information on a variety of topics and invaluable networking potential to start, expand and enhance your business, organization or yourself.

2 Roger S.

Client Served

Rating: 3

As a past graduate of Leadership Macomb V, I believe the knowledge learned through their program has had a positive impact on both my business and private life.

Review from Guidestar