How much do you know about Pittsburgh city government–and how much would you like to know? The Mayor’s Civic Leadership Academy addresses numerous topics including city organization, budgeting, city planning, redevelopment, public works and Citiparks services, protection of our rivers, public safety, and more! The Academy is a free, ten-week course for adults (18 or older) who either are city residents or who own and operate a business within the city limits. People who are already actively involved in a neighborhood block watch, community group or business association are highly encouraged to apply.
The sessions occur on consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. beginning September 18, 2013 and ending November 20, 2013. Twenty-five people will be chosen to participate in the Fall session and learn how to become more informed and effective community leaders through the program’s tours, hands-on demonstrations and other activities. At the end of the course, students will be expected to participate in a group-led service project. This is where you will be able to put all of your newfound knowledge to good use!
You can learn more about the Civic Leadership Academy here, read the FAQs here, and fill out an application here. You may also contact the program’s coordinator, Josh Rolon at (412) 255-2280 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Please note that your application must be received no later than Friday, August 23 at 5:00 PM in order to be considered for a spot in the Academy.
Enter today and good luck!