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Neighborhood Leadership Institutes (NLIs) 2013

Participant Information

Building Resilience in NYC's Diverse Neighborhoods

The Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs and The New York Community Trust, in partnership with Citizens Committee for New York City, are offering FREE skill-building workshops for emerging immigrant leaders. The workshops will cover navigating city government, organizing communities, grassroots fundraising, and emergency preparedness.

Upon completion of the Neighborhood Leadership Institute, groups will be connected to leadership and funding opportunities, and will receive a certificate of completion from the Mayor's Office.

The Neighborhood Leadership Institutes will be held on these dates:

Queens @ Queens Library Flushing: April 22, 27, May 6, 11, 13

Brooklyn @ Brooklyn Central Library: April 29, May 4, 6, 13, 18

Staten Island @ Faith United Methodist Church: April 30, May 4, 11, 14, June 1

Manhattan @ Harlem YMCA: May 8, 14, 21, June 4, 8

Applications will close two days before each institute begins. Approximate timing for the workshops will be weeknights: 6-9 pm, and Saturdays: 11 am - 2 pm.
Page two contains a set of essays 250 words max.

1. What community leadership activities are you involved with? Please describe your role.
2. How would you like to build strength and improve your neighborhood?
3. Describe ways in which you are making / have made contributions to your community.
4. What do you think are the three most pressing issues facing your neighborhood right now?
5. Please list some skills you would like to develop through this leadership training. 

*NOTE: You must be willing to commit to at least four 3-hour workshops to receive a certificate. 
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