“Change begins with one person, and only
people can change organizations.”

Established in 2002, Burstein Center for Excellence in Leadership and Innovation (BCELI) is a comprehensive entity dedicated to improving the quality of the personal and professional lives of deaf and hard of hearing individuals, and developing and enhancing the leadership abilities of individuals who administer programs and services in deaf-centric, non-profit and for-profit agencies and corporations. BCELI strives to achieve this mission through innovative programming designed to enable deaf and hard of hearing individuals to reach their full potential in their chosen communities; and by providing an array of quality and innovative program offerings that incorporate engaged learning formats with a focus on experiential learning, problem solving, and transformation.