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C2 Leadership Institute 

C2 Leadership Institute is a transformative leadership program that empowers leaders and awakens them to new possibilities and sustainability for their ministries by strengthening church and community partnerships in community development through community engagement and advocacy.

We are now taking applications for our pastor and church leaders cohort for Sept 2022.

how c2 Leadership institute works


Technical Assistance


FACE C2 Fellows will gain the tools, skills and relationships to create success and sustainability in their community development initiatives. Over the course of the Institute, each fellow will launch or strengthen a community project. Fellows will be mentored by various leaders, including funders, government officials, media, faith leaders and community development experts. Fellows will develop their projects using the skills they attain such as fundraising, media and government relations, partnership building, networking, financial literacy, grant writing, eventing, advocacy, program development, outreach strategies, and community needs assessments. Finally, fellows will receive ongoing one on one technical assistance to ensure successful implementation of their project.

We are now intaking applications for our

2022 Fall Pastor Cohort

2022 Fall Pastor Cohort

Tuesdays from 9/06 - 12/13

Application Deadline: August 8, 2022


c2 Project Presentations

Meet our Past Fellows

2022 Summer YAs (Coming Soon!)
2022 Fall Pastors (Coming Soon!)

Past Brochures & Graduation Program booklets

Outcomes & Topics

An Activated church & community partnership committee

  • Leadership & Mentorship

  • Public Service

  • Faith & Politics

  • Community Reinvestment Act

  • Networking & Building Partnerships

  • Making Local & Regional Databases

Expanded new contacts with local elected officials, media, potential funders, government agencies and other stakeholders/community & business organizations

Sponsorship request, certificate/commendation letter request, and press release

  • Media & Gov. Relations

  • Sponsorship/Grant Writing

  • Fundraising

Identification of gifts in your congregation

  • Financial Literacy, Capability, and Coaching

  • Small Business

  • Diversity & Inclusion

Elevated visibility in the community

  • Public Relations

  • Public Speaking

  • Advocacy

One established community program

  • Homeownership, Affordable Housing & Homelessness

  • Clean Energy & Electric Vehicles

A brochure /collateral that documents all the community work the church is doing

  • Pitching ideas to stakeholders

  • Financial Literacy, Capability, and Coaching

  • Event Planning/ Program Development

Engaging and inspiring the next generation to be deeply involved with the church

  • Racial Justice

  • AAPI Needs & Research Data

  • COVID Response

NoNProfit Black Belt Assessment

C2 fellows' average increase in capacity is 103%.

An integral part of our C2 Leadership Institute is our Non-Profit Black Belt Assessment©. This innovative tool was developed by FACE in 2016 to measure the success and change in capacity of each fellow at the start of the C2 Leadership Institute versus at the end of the program. It is also a powerful roadmap to guide fellows to successful community engagement and partnership. 

Preview the Nonprofit Black Belt Assessment Tool below.

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Check Out A Few of Our

2020 Fellows' Pre & Post Scores

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Meet The Speakers