The Office of Neighborhood Engagement would like to invite you to participate in one of the office’s most popular initiatives, Civic Leadership Academy (CLA). This 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’s 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.
What is Civic Leadership Academy?
The Civic Leadership Academy is a free program that gives residents the opportunity to educate themselves about City government so that they can improve their communities. It provides an in-depth look at local government as well as opportunities for residents to interact with City staff and elected officials. CLA is composed of eight interactive sessions, led by representatives from City departments.
Who can participate in Civic Leadership Academy?
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.
CLA will meet weekly on Wednesday nights from 6:00pm-8:00pm from September 19th through November 7th at City Hall, Homeland Security Conference Room (8E10) located at 1300 Perdido St.
(Tentative course schedule)
Week 1: The Organization and Vision of City Government
Week 2: Planning for Tomorrow
Week 3: Developing and Revitalizing Our Communities
Week 4: Dollars and Sense: Financing NOLA’s Needs
Week 5: The Mechanics of City Government
Week 6: Policing and Crime Reduction
Week 7: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Week 8: Graduation and Looking Ahead
Apply online or visit the Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office in City Hall in 8E15. Applications must be received no later than 5pm on August 27, 2018, or until we reach capacity. In order to maximize participant’s interaction and to address space restraints, class size will be limited to 35 participants. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by August 28, 2018. For more information on Civic Leadership Academy please click here.