Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Neighborhood Leadership Institute Accepting Applications

Release Date: January 20, 2009

Contact: Kathleen Riggs, NLI Co-Coordinator, 333-3671

Applications are now being accepted for the 27th annual Neighborhood Leadership Institute, sponsored by the City of Dayton and Sinclair Community College.

The Neighborhood Leadership Institute is a 12-week program designed to educate Dayton residents about local government, City of Dayton resources and community leadership. The 2009 program kicks off on Thursday, March 12. It is comprised of workshops, skill-building components and a day-long bus tour of Dayton neighborhoods. Participants hear presentations from community, business and government leaders on topics such as Dayton’s history, the roles and responsibilities of local 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.

Anyone interested in participating must complete and submit an application no later than Thursday, February 12, 2009. Application forms are available at all City of Dayton Priority Board offices, at the Division of Citizen Participation (101 W. Third St., 6th floor), at, or by calling 333-3671.

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