Community Leaders Invited To Attend Fall Neighborhood University

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The City of Chattanooga’s Department of Economic & Community Development (ECD) invites emerging and engaged community leaders who are interested in being more involved in their city and neighborhood to attend Neighborhood University on Oct.

27-28.


Neighborhood University aims to strengthen leadership and community building skills by providing specialized training for Chattanooga's most active neighborhood leaders. It's designed to increase the capacity of neighborhood leaders and potential leaders of community-based organizations.

In its first year (2014), engaged community leaders from 32 neighborhood organizations participated in six sessions and a total of 48 hours of classes on topics including community organizing, intergenerational planning, and coalition-building.

For this Fall session, participants will choose from two tracts of classes that will span two days on subjects such as conflict resolution, group decision making, neighborhood strategizing, and fundraising for small organizations. Instructors from NeighborWorks Training Institute, based in Washington, D.C., will facilitate the sessions.


The upcoming October session is the second iteration of Neighborhood University for 2017. At the end of the spring session, leaders gained the skills to develop and execute plans of action for their specific neighborhood needs, grow supporters to help move their plans forward, and measure the success of their plans along the way.


Neighborhood University, is a free program for community leaders in Chattanooga. For this upcoming Fall session, breakfast and lunch will be provided both days. The Fall Neighborhood University will be held at the Family Justice Center, 5705 Uptain Road.


For more information visit connect.chattanooga.gov/neighborhooduniversity, or interested participants may call (423) 643-7306.


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