SPOTS FILLING QUICKLY: Fall 2023 Civic Leadership Academy

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Neighborhood Engagement Office
Dear Residents of New Orleans, 

The deadline for applying to the Fall 2023 class of the Civic Leadership Academy is fast approaching. Spots are filling up quickly, apply today! 

Applications will be received until 5 pm, Friday, August 4, 2023 OR UNTIL CAPACITY IS REACHED at which time applicants will be placed on a waiting list.   

The Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office is preparing to launch its next cohort of the Civic Leadership Academy, an engaging 8 week program that provides residents with an in-depth look at City government. The program gives participants an insider view of how the City of New Orleans operates. With this knowledge, participants are better equipped to lead collective action towards the advancement of neighborhoods and residents’ quality of life. 

Who can participate in Civic Leadership Academy?
An eligible participant must be a resident of the City of New Orleans and at least 18 years old. (Each applicant MUST provide proof of residency.)

If eligible, you can Apply Here 

Event Details
What: Civic Leadership Academy
When: Thursday, August 24, 2023 at 6pm through Thursday, October 12, 2023, at 6 pm
Where: Enterprise Community Conference Room, 8th floor of City Hall (8E10) 

Civic Leadership Academy Background
CLA was created to foster civic engagement by developing citizens’ understanding of City government and how local offices and services are employed to serve communities. With this knowledge, participants will be better equipped to lead collective action towards the advancement of neighborhoods and citizens’ quality of life. 

There is no fee to participate; however, there is a substantial time commitment. CLA will meet weekly on Thursday evenings from 6pm-8pm from August 24th to October 12th at City Hall in the Enterprise Community Conference Room (8th Floor/8E10).  Participants will learn about various aspects of local government including the structure of government, finances, public works, operations, public safety, planning, economic development, et al. Each of the Academy’s interactive sessions will be led by representatives from City departments or guest lecturers. Refreshments will be served during each session; and a closing ceremony will be held at the end of the 8 weeks on October 12, 2023.

The Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office is the City’s permanent mechanism for public participation in government decision-making. We create opportunities for dialogue, information sharing, partnership, and action between City government and neighborhood residents and leaders.