Civic Leadership Academy
This was clearly a very informative and enlightening experience, learning about the city and our government, an experience that will never be forgotten. The privilege of meeting our very busy and hard-working City personnel was most rewarding, along with meeting new friends in other neighborhoods in the City. I would recommend this class to anyone.
Prior to enrolling in Civic Leadership Academy I was unsure about the functions of City government; but my experience has taught me that every one of the departments we met with does an invaluable job for the city, and it was such a privilege to meet the people who make it possible.
CLA was a wonderful opportunity and quite educational. I now have the tools to proactively rebuild my community. Thanks to the my experience in the cohort I believe enough in myself as a civic leader and that I am capable of making effective change for my neighborhood.
About the Program
Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) is an engaging 8 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. Apply to participate below.
- 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
The fall 2016 cohort will meet every Wednesday, 6:00pm to 8:00pm from September 21st through November 9th at City Hall in the Homeland Security Conference Room (8th floor).
(Tentative course schedule)
Week 1: The Organization and Vision of New Orleans City Government
Week 2: Dollars and Sense: Financing NOLA's Needs
Week 3: Developing and Revitalizing Our Communities
Week 4: Planning for Tomorrow
Week 5: The Mechanics of City Services
Week 6: Policing and Crime Reduction
Week 7: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Week 8: Graduation and Looking Ahead
Frequently Asked Questions
Thank you for your interest in Civic Leadership Academy. Applications for the fall 2016 cohort are now closed. Stay tuned for the Spring 2017 academy.