Learn and Serve – Neighborhood Leadership Institute

A wonderful opportunity for our citizens to get involved in our community!

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA – This will be the sixth year that the City of Charlottesville has offered a series of workshops and speakers aimed at promoting citizen participation in our community. Last year, over 30 City and County residents successfully completed the program. This year’s Neighborhood Leadership Institute (NLI) will begin January 11th, 2012 and will offer classes twice a month for five months. The program, NLI: Pilot Your City is coordinated through the Neighborhood Development Services Department. Classes are from 6pm to 9pm and are free of charge. Dinner is provided.”This is a great opportunity for our citizens and the City of Charlottesville,” said Mayor Dave Norris. “Participants will get important skills that will allow them to more effectively make a difference in our community”.

NLI will provide its participants with information on a range of subjects including City boards and commissions, the local economy, affordable housing, public safety and volunteer opportunities. The aim is to equip participants, through information and network opportunities, to take action and to mobilize others to engage our community in a positive way. Participants will be challenged to undertake a class project that will be presented in a formal way to City leaders at the conclusion of the series. Graduates of the program will also be presented with diplomas at a graduation ceremony.

The program is open to all ages and the deadline to apply is December 30th, 2011. The application is available online at www.charlottesville.org (click “I Want To” “Apply For”). For more information visit www.charlottesville.org/nds or call Jim Tolbert at 970-3182