This program, created in 2002, connects university resources, including the Community Partnership Project, Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program, and University Extension, to residents and neighborhoods interested in creating more livable communities. Through the Academy, each participant completes a personal leadership development plan, designs a community-building project for their neighborhood, and makes a presentation about their work to their classmates.
Participants who successfully complete the program receive a Certificate in Neighborhood Leadership from the Chancellor of the University of Missouri–St. Louis and 3.0 Continuing Education Units.
More than 100 neighborhood leaders from throughout the St. Louis region have participated in the NLA, learning the skills and building the networks necessary to create livable communities.
There is a $400 fee to enroll in the NLA. The fee includes all instruction, box dinners at evening sessions, continental breakfasts at Saturday sessions, and parking. Most sessions are held at the J.C. Penney Conference Center (Room 126) at UMSL. Some are held at community sites. For more information and to register, please visit the NLA website at http://www.umslce.org/
For a look at some of last year’s participants, please view this video: http://www.youtube.com/
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About UMSL CE:
The UMSL Division of Continuing Education provides programs that fulfill degree completion, professional development and personal enrichment goals for the lifelong learner. For more information, please visit http://umslce.org.