Citizen Leader Vision

Preparing and empowering students to succeed as civically active and engaged leaders in their workplace and their communities.


To cultivate students into the next generation of effective and civically engaged leaders connected to their local, national and/or global communities using a relational leadership model to promote positive change.

We join your professional goals with your personal passions to make a better world. 

The Citizen Leader Foundation

The Social Change Model (SCM) of Leadership Development was established in 1996 by the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA). 1

The Social Change Model has 7 C's that we have included in our foundation. The Seven C's: 

  1. Consciousness of Self
  2. Congruence
  3. Commitment
  4. Collaboration
  5. Common Purpose
  6. Controversy with Civility
  7. Citizenship

We value equity, social justice, self-knowledge, personal empowerment, collaboration, citizenship, and service.

Citizen Leader supports the development of leadership qualities in all participants [students] -- those who hold formal leadership positions and those who do not. We view leadership as a process that is inclusive and actively engages all who wish to contribute.

1Astin, H. S., Astin, A. W., & Higher Education Research Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.). (1996). A social change model of leadership development: guidebook: version iii. Higher Education Research Institute, University of California, Los Angeles.