Neighborhood Leadership Academy

Neighborhood Leadership Academy 2020: Empower your community; strengthen your leadership; expand your network.

The Neighborhood Leadership Academy (NLA) is a six month interactive course designed to equip residents with the knowledge, network, and skills to be effective neighborhood leaders. Participants will learn how to navigate through city services to become effective advocates for their communities.

Classes will be held the third Tuesday of the month, January through June 2020, at venues located throughout San Antonio.

Applications for the 2020 Neighborhood Leadership Academy accepted through October 31, 2019. Selected candidates will be notified by November 2019.

Ready to apply?

Prefer to print and drop off your application? Neighborhood Leadership Application (PDF)
Completed applications can be dropped off at our office located at 1400 S. Flores St.

Interested and want to learn more about the NLA? Sign up for an information session at Eventbrite.
Information sessions available 10/2, 10/3, 10/5, 10/7, and 10/8.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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NLA is going Citywide! Any San Antonio resident who lives within the city limits is invited to apply.
No. The Neighborhood Leadership Academy focuses on community engagement. The topics covered are applicable to anyone committed to be a leader and advocate for their community within an association or outside of one.
The Neighborhood Leadership Academy is an interactive and engaging program. In addition to bringing you the best and most knowledgeable speakers, many activities will be facilitated such as panel discussions, and in-class group exercises. Class size is therefore limited to ensure participants have a meaningful experience.
Class will be held the third Tuesday of the month, January through June. Each session begins with an optional networking mixer from 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. then class begins promptly at 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Selected participants should commit to attending each class.

Neighborhood Engagement Division

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