Monday, August 17, 2015

St. Louis Neighborhood Leadership Academy Opens 9/3/15

All developing leaders -- neighborhood association members, community leaders, resident volunteers, community-based organization staff, business owners, local government staff, and municipal elected officials -- are eligible to apply for this fall's UMSL St. Louis Neighborhood Leadership Academy. At a total of ten Thursday-evening or Saturday sessions Sept. 3 - Nov. 12, participants will connect to a network of regional leaders and acquire proven tools including:
  • Community building principles and strategies
  • Personal leadership skills
  • Project planning and implementation
  • Best organizational leadership and management practices
Past NLA projects have accomplished forming a neighborhood association to encourage more community involvement, proposing and implementing a community garden, developing a church-based community assets assessment and raising funds to endow a school-based youth cultural enrichment program.

NLA is sponsored by Creating Whole Communities and the University of Missouri Extension. Cost (after Aug. 18th)  is $425 for all sessions; partial scholarships are available. For more information or to register click here.