Mar 022017

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about New Orleans city government’s inner workings, there’s a program just for you.

The Civic Leadership Academy is an engaging eight week program that provides residents with an in-depth look at City government. The program includes tours, hands-on demonstrations and presentations that give participants an insider view of how the City of New Orleans operates.

“With this knowledge, participants will be better equipped to lead collective action towards the advancement of neighborhoods and residents’ quality of life,” according to the program’s website.

The program, which is accepting applications now, has three main goals:

-Build capacity of leaders to become effective neighborhood advocates
-Construct a source of leadership from communities
-Encourage collaboration and partnership between a wide range of community organizations

Individuals who live or (work) in New Orleans, are at least 18 years old, and who are actively involved in a neighborhood or business association can participate in the program. There is no fee to participate in Civic Leadership Academy, but the Academy does require a substantial time commitment for participants.

Applications will be accepted from March 1st to March 17th and space is limited. To apply, visit the program’s website.

The Spring 2017 cohort will meet every Wednesday, 6 pm to 8 pm, from April 5th to May 24th at City Hall in the Homeland Security Conference Room

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