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Applications Now Open Through April 30th for the IMPACT Leadership Development Program’s Class of 2025

Applications are now open for the Chicago Urban League’s IMPACT Leadership Development Program for the upcoming Class of 2025 from Friday, March 1st through Tuesday, April 30th, 2024.

To learn more about the IMPACT Leadership Development Program and how to apply, we will be holding virtual information sessions on the following days:

  • Tuesday, March 5th – 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 13th – 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 19th – 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 4th – 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

One in-person information session will be held at the Chicago Urban League headquarters (4510 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60653):

  • Saturday, March 30th –10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

To register for an information session, click here.

To apply for the Class of 2025, click here.

The mission of the IMPACT Leadership Development Program is to create a pipeline of Informed, Motivated, Perceptive, Authentic, and Connected Talent who will form the next generation of Black leaders available to fill critical roles in the Chicago community and the business, public, and nonprofit sectors and their boards.

Since its launch in 2014, the IMPACT Leadership Development Program has assembled ten extraordinary cohorts, each consisting of some of the brightest, most talented Black professionals in Chicago. These high-achieving leaders have gravitated toward IMPACT because of the professional advancement and networking opportunities that the program affords them.

Our cohorts are exceptionally diverse in terms of professional experience, educational background, and personal interests. We strongly believe that this diversity of thought and experience is crucial to our Fellows’ learning and development, and we openly welcome the different viewpoints and perspectives that each of our Fellows brings to the table.

IMPACT Fellows share the Chicago Urban League’s vision of racial and economic equity for Black Chicago and are unified in their commitment to affecting positive change as their generation’s most influential leaders. Our hope is that this mutual commitment permeates the very fabric of our communities and inspires long-term social transformation.

To learn more about the IMPACT Leadership Development Program, visit