This effort was started to create a mechanism for entrepreneurial development of colleagues and students who wish to work with communities. It was also created at the urging of community partners over several years. We look forward to working with you, and helping to ensure your success through the involvement of senior professionals with a great depth of experience, and the energy and drive of the next generation of community development professionals. We look forward to your success!

Our Associates

Management Team
Vincent T Francisco, PhD
Dr Francisco is the Chief Executive Officer of CL2, and a Professor of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas. He has a doctorate in Developmental and Child Psychology from the University of Kansas, and specializes in applied research and program development as well as applied behavior analysis. He is a licensed coach with Unbeatable Mind, and a Kokoro Yoga Instructor. He has 30 years of research and practice experience in clinical and community settings. More info can be found at:

Micaela Lucchesi, PhD
Dr. Micaela Lucchesi is a Senior Researcher Associate with CL2. She is a community psychologist whose work examines how youth in a collaborative non-hierarchical partnership with adults can improve their confidence, empowerment, agency, and community connections. Dr. Lucchesi obtained a M.A. in Clinical and Community Psychology from Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan, Italy, and a Ph.D. in Community Psychology from ISPA-Instituto Universitário in Lisbon, Portugal, where she focused her studies on positive youth development.

Contact Us

Skype: vincent.francisco
Phone: (+01) 336-601-6881
Facebook: Community Leadership Squared LLC