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In partnership with JP Morgan Chase & Co, we're ready to supercharge a few incredible organizations.

We are scouting for outstanding leaders tackling some of the most important issues of our time: poverty alleviation, economic stability, and community development. We will select the leaders of five organizations to join us for our inaugural Leadership Lab - a program focused on building powerful leadership teams to strengthen organizational operations and impact. Each leader will invite a co-pilot of their choice - a board or staff member - that will join them for the journey. The Leadership Lab will consist of three half-day labs, individualized coaching sessions, resources and a network of support. Full Scholarships are available for the Leadership Lab thanks to the generous support JP Morgan & Chase.

Our inaugural cohort has been selected for 2017! 


We believe in the power of great leadership teams. CEOs rarely have the space to strategize and develop professionally in partnership with their most important allies: their board members and senior staff. Because we are obsessed with sustainability and impact, we are building a space to share some of our best workshops, resources, and coaching with leadership duos. In partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co, we’re excited to identify great leadership teams and help them supercharge their impact.





WHO: We will select five TEAMS of leaders to participate in the cohort - Five CEOs/Executive Directors and a senior staff member or board member of their choice. See the application criteria below.

WHAT: Leadership teams will participate in an 8-week leadership journey including an opening event, three half-day labs filled will workshops and learning experiences, individual coaching sessions, and a closing event. Participants will be a part of a high-impact and supportive cohort of local leaders. Topics are likely to include pitch, fundraising, project management, team growth, strategic planning and organizational structure, but we will fine tune the content based on the most pressing needs of the participating organizations.

WHERE/WHEN: The labs will be held  from 8:30AM - 2:00PM at CIC Miami (1951 NW 7th Ave, Miami FL 33136). Lunch will be provided. Each Lab will have required pre-work to ensure that attendees can make the most of each session.

  • Kickoff Event: Week of June 5th (details TBD)
  • Lab 1: Tuesday, June 13th
  • Lab 2: Tuesday, June 27th
  • Lab 3: Tuesday, July 11th**
  • Closing Event: Week of July 24th (details TBD)

**Coaching sessions and site visits will be organized throughout the 8 weeks, in between Labs, and will be scheduled base on the unique needs of each organizations. Kindly note the Lab dates have recently changed.

COST: Participation in this program is *free* thanks to the generous support of JP Morgan Chase & Co. Participating organizations "pay" by scaling their community impact and by giving 100% effort to the program. 

Applicant Criteria

We seek to engage non-profit, community development organizations in the South Florida area who contribute to the development of low-income communities. The Leadership Lab is tailored to provide support to leaders of organizations that believe in the power of community and take on initiatives that empower the community to build itself up. These initiatives can be grounded in certain issue areas - for example, business development, affordable housing, or social justice - but must show that the initiative serves to work with the community to enact change and make measurable progress towards community vitality.

Priority will be given to applicant organizations that also fit one or more of the following criteria:

  • Address issues of affordability, financial insecurity, living-wage job creation for low-income communities, or workforce readiness;
  • Advocate for local/state/national policies that positively impact the vitality of low-income communities;
  • Promote and/or support minority and/or female-owned businesses; and/or
  • Provide capacity-building for organizations dedicated to community development.
Photos of Bridge to Hope in action.

Photos of Bridge to Hope in action.

We're looking for teams of applicants who are willing to think about their work differently - who are willing to have difficult conversations, take risks and shake things up in the name of expanded impact. We're not looking for "perfect" applicants; rather, we're looking for organizations who can both demonstrate past successes AND reflect honestly about pain points in the name of strengthening the leadership team. 

Application Process

We're so excited to read all about your leadership team and your work - what has gone well and where you and your team are looking to grow. Thank you in advance for taking the time to apply for this opportunity. 

You can fill out the application here. We suggest that you save your responses in case you experience any technical difficulties while completing the application. The full list of application questions can be found in this word document for easy preparation. 

Applications open Friday, March 24th, 2017 and close Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 11:59PM ET. Applicants will be notified by Friday, April 28th, 2017 if they have been selected for an interview. Interviews will be held at the CIC offices on Thursday, May 11th and Friday May 12th, 2017. Finalists will be notified about their final acceptance status by Friday, May 19th, 2017.

If you know a leadership duo that would be a great fit for this opportunity, please fill out this recommendation form.

*APPLICATIONS are now closed. Read about Cohort 1 on our Blog!


Radical Partners is all about strengthening the community - we identify issues that matter to the future of our city and accelerate impact by (1) rallying the community at large learn about those issues and engage in solutions by (2) developing the outstanding leaders that are addressing those core issues and helping them scale their impact.

In 2017, Radical Partners is honing in a few key focus areas: affordable housing, public transportation and economic vitality within low-income neighborhoods in Miami. We will focus our massive community engagement efforts on these priority areas and are excited to launch The Leadership Lab in partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co as a new leadership development program that will focus on strengthening some of the most outstanding organizations addressing poverty and economic vitality in SoFla. Get to know more about Radical Partners here

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Thank you to JPMorgan Chase & Co for their generous support of The Leadership Lab.