Who We Are

Celebrating more than 12 years of developing leaders, Grassroots Leadership Institute is one of the oldest sustained community leadership programs in Clayton County. Together with an expansive network of distinguished alumni, Grassroots Leadership Institute continues a proud tradition of connecting and inspiring leaders to strengthen metro Atlanta’s communities.


The Grassroots Leadership Institute Program

The core of Grassroots Leadership Institute’s programming is our signature three-month, executive-level series. Approximately seventy-five established leaders are chosen each year to represent a broad cross-section of Clayton County.  Through retreats, full-day seminars, service projects, discussion groups and community tours, members explore critical community issues, examine themselves as leaders and build relationships of trust and mutual understanding.  Each year Grassroots Leadership Institute’s engages emerging and existing leaders in a program that broadens their knowledge of community issues, sharpens their leadership skills and challenges themselves and others to seek solutions to those issues affecting our communities.  Grassroots Leadership Institute’s is designed for men and women interested in making Clayton County a better place to live, work, and play.


Alumni Membership Program and Services

The Grassroots Leadership Institute experience does not end at graduation. For alumni, we offer an extensive calendar of alumni programming each year, allowing graduates to remain connected and informed through topical forums, dialogues and social gatherings. In addition, alumni form committees that plan each year’s class program and alumni events.