Fall 2014 Neighborhood College: Oct. 27 – Dec. 15, 2014, from 6 – 9:30 p.m.
Neighborhood College is a free, eight-session program that helps participants become more effective community activists and leaders. The program seeks applicants who want to contribute to improving their neighborhoods, are interested in addressing local issues and are willing to devote energy to community activities.
Participants will learn:
- how various County departments operate and the services that they provide
- communication, coalition building and networking skills
Dinner will be provided. Free parking, child care and Spanish interpretation will be available. Classes are held at the Arlington County Government Center, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., 9th floor.
How To Apply
- Download the Neighborhood College Fall 2014 Application. Complete the application and return it to the mailing address, email or fax number listed on the form. Descargar la aplicación en Espanol.
- The application deadline is Sept. 29, 2014.
- Applicants must be aged 18 or older and live or work in Arlington County. Priority is given to residents in Neighborhood Strategy Areas: Buckingham, Columbia Heights West, Pike Village Center, Nauck, Arlington View, Long Branch Creek, Radnor/Fort Myer Heights, Barcroft, Lyon Park, Penrose, Westover
- Space is limited to 25 participants.
Participants will be required to conduct an individual or team research project on a topic of interest to them, and share their findings in a brief presentation to their classmates during a regular class session. They should commit to attending the eight class sessions.
Participants will be asked to commit to at least 10 hours of volunteer work in Arlington County within six months of completing the program.
|Welcome and Overview
|Arlington County Government
|Arlington County Board
|Department of Human Services and Community Services Board
|Arlington County and Arlington Public Schools Collaboration
|Neighborhood Planning and Neighborhood Conservation
|Law Enforcement and Public Safety
|Recessed Meeting of the County Board|