Pairing alumni and
students to catalyze
Community Catalyst Leadership Program
Community Catalyst Leadership Program 2021 applications are closed!
If you have any addtional questions, please contact Jacklyn Liberman.
Established in 2007, the Community Catalyst Leadership Program (CCLP) asks participants to engage in a journey of personal leadership development and reflection. Each participant is paired with an MIT alumnus/a in a coaching relationship designed to meet each student's personal development goals. This program is open to students regardless of prior participation in leadership opportunities at MIT. There are four components of the program: one-on-one coaching, educational sessions, leadership planning, and personal reflection.
Students who partcipated in CCLP have said:
“My leadership goals this year were to be more inclusive of every person on my respective teams and making each of them feel important and respected for contributing to our goals. In general, I am very good at balancing big personalities and working to compromise with them to get on the same page as everyone else. However, I struggle to develop strong relationships with the quieter or more cooperative team members because my attention is on the strongest personality. Over the past two years, I have realized that MIT students work best together when they feel personally responsible for the group and that everything that they do for the team is important.”