WHO: Neighborhood Services Division of the City of El Paso’s Department of Community and Human Development
WHAT: Citywide Neighborhood Leadership Academy
Free and open to the public
WHEN: A 18-week course that will meet on
Wednesday nights from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Session starts on September 22, 2010 and ends on
March 2, 2011, with a 6-week winter holiday break
WHERE: City Hall or on-site location
WHY: The Neighborhood Services Division of the City of El Paso’s Department of Community and Human Development will host the 5th Neighborhood Leadership Academy beginning on November 22, 2010 and ending on
March 2, 2011 (with a 6-week winter holiday break). This 18-week course will meet every Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm.
In 2006, the El Paso City Council passed a Citizen Involvement Policy to facilitate opportunities for citizens to be involved in local government. One of the goals was to establish an academy for non-traditional leaders.
The purpose of the Neighborhood Leadership Academy is to educate residents on how their local government functions and operates. Participants will receive first-hand information on how City services are managed and implemented through comprehensive presentations from specific departments operating under the City of El Paso.
Neighborhood Leadership Academy mission is:
To provide residents with a working knowledge of City Government and skill sets to become effective neighborhood advocated and community leaders.
Objectives of the Neighborhood Leadership Academy are:
Educate non-traditional community leaders by providing a comprehensive curriculum on City services and programs
Promote civic engagement and participation in community issues and values
18-week course – September 22, 2010 to March 2, 2011 (6-week winter holiday break)
Meets on Wednesday nights from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at City Hall or on-site location
Participant selection criteria:
Must be 18 years of age or older
Must be a resident living within the El Paso City limits
Must be a non-traditional leader (a person who has not served on a City board, commission or an elected office)
The Neighborhood Leadership Academy will enroll 45 participants
Residents must submit a completed Neighborhood Leadership Academy application
§ More than four absences drops participant from program
Participants will receive a certificate of completion for program
Participants may also be recommended for City boards and commissions