2017 Neighborhood Leadership Academy

Take your community higher

Completely revamped for 2017, the Neighborhood Leadership Academy is a free, eight-session program that empowers South Bend residents to make positive change in their communities.

Think of it as ‘boot camp’ for community organizing! The Academy will help you explore your ideas, create a plan for action, get local officials on your side, and build a valuable network.

What you’ll learn

Topics include:

  • Communicating your Vision
  • Recruiting & Building a Team
  • Influencing Local Government
  • Campaign Planning
  • Goal Setting & Project Management
  • Leading Effective Meetings
  • Asset-Based Community Development
  • …and more!

When it meets

The 2017 Academy launches Thursday, September 21, 2017 and meets eight evenings over three months. All sessions are Thursdays from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Participants will be asked to attend scheduled sessions and take part in a final presentation of their team project. See the complete schedule.

Apply by July 29

The countdown is on, so apply now! To apply, have your ideas for a better community ready and visit our online application. (See sample application (PDF). For a paper application, please contact the NRC.)

Space is limited, so apply now! Application deadline is July 29. Application decisions will be made beginning late July, and all applicants will be notified of status by early August. Accepted applicants must confirm their participation by returning the commitment form and completing a pre-assessment survey.

More information

For additional information, follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/SBNRC, or contact the Neighborhood Resources Connection at nrcneighbors@gmail.com or 574.287.0425.