Applications are now being accepted for the 37th annual Neighborhood Leadership Institute, presented by the City of Dayton. The Neighborhood Leadership Institute is a 14-week program designed to educate Dayton residents about community leadership and local government. The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.
The 2020 institute will begin on March 26. It is comprised of workshops, skill-building components and a day-long tour of Dayton neighborhoods. Participants hear presentations from community, business and government leaders on topics such as Dayton’s history, the role of City government, the criminal justice system, and cultural diversity. Class members also complete field assignments and a practicum requiring development of a grassroots project within their community.
There is no charge for participation. Your cost is the time and effort you spend. The program consists of 13 evening and/or Saturday sessions over a three-month period. Classroom and/or workshop sessions are held at various locations related to the session topic. Presenters include current neighborhood, business, and government leaders. Each participant must attend all sessions in order to be certified as having completed the program. In addition, outside field assignments are required. Any adult residing or working in the city of Dayton may apply.
Applications are available at City Hall (Department of Planning and Community Development, sixth floor, or the City Commission Office, second floor) or at daytonohio.gov/nli. For more information, call 937-333-3288. The application deadline for the 2020 Institute is Feb. 7th
When all applications have been reviewed, those considered for final selection will be invited to a personal interview with the selection committee. The committee will look for those persons who have demonstrated a personal commitment to the community or neighborhood and who have time to give toward neighborhood service. The committee will seek a group of about 30 people who represent a balance of men and women from different geographic, career, educational, social and cultural backgrounds. The committee is composed of established neighborhood and community leaders. Along with the application, look for this year’s program description, dates and times. Locations will be announced and dates are subject to change