Purpose 

To provide residents with a working knowledge of City government and the essential skill sets necessary to become effective neighborhood advocates and community leaders.

Objectives

  • Develop non-traditional community leaders
  • Provide a comprehensive curriculum on City services
  • Promote civic engagement and residents’ roles in decision making processes
  • Increase residents' pride in their community and understanding of how their City government works for them.

Program Summary

  • 18-20 week evening course
  • Enroll 40-55 participants per class
  • More than four absences drops participant from program
  • Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program
  • Participants may be recommended for City boards and commissions

Selection Criteria

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must be a resident living within the El Paso City limits
  • Must complete and submit the Neighborhood Leadership Academy application form for enrollment

NLA Application



Advanced LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

  • To provided additional educational training workshops to graduates of the NLA program and neighborhood association members to enhance their leadership skills. (Workshop topics and dates are announced throughout the year.)



2014 Neighborhood Leadership Academy Graduates