Leadership CILB Program


Leadership CILB is a special leadership opportunity for individuals with disabilities in Broward County. Created for young professionals aged 21-30, the program develops individuals’ personal and professional abilities while also fostering a networking of disability advocates in our community.

Applications are now available for Class VI, which begins in August, 2017!  Please click HERE to download the application. 

As program participants, individuals will meet monthly during the year to develop their leadership ability, network with community leaders, and learn how to serve as disability advocates.  

All those who complete the program successfully are eligible for a paid summer internship at the conclusion of the program. Program graduates are also afforded special networking and educational opportunities. 

The ten-month leadership program begins with an Orientation in August and an Opening Retreat in September. The following monthly Program Days will expose participants to the competencies necessary for strong leadership and advocacy. During the program year, participants also work together on a community project designed to put their leadership into practice. The program culminates with a Graduation Reception where class participants mingle with Leadership CILB alumni.

After completing the Leadership CILB program, graduates are encouraged to continue their participation by volunteering, advocating, and serving as advisors to new class members. Graduates are also afforded special networking and educational opportunities.

Eligible participants must:

  • Have a disability.
  • Be between the ages of 21-30 (exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis).
  • Commit to full participation and active involvement in the program (Opening Retreat, monthly Program Days, community project activities, and Graduation).
  • Arrange for his/her own transportation to and from Program Day sites and other program meeting locations.
  • Be willing to be an ambassador of CILB and spokesperson for disability issues.

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters and corporate sponsorship, we are able to offer scholarships to program participants to cover the program cost – participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements to and from program locations (some transportation assistance may be available on a case-by-case basis).

Questions? Contact Jene Kapela, Program Director, at jene@jenekapela.com.



The Leadership CILB program is presented by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

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