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Neighborhood Leadership Institutes

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, the fundamentals of organizing communities and grassroots fundraising. Groups will be invited to apply for micro-grant funds and project planning assistance to undertake a community improvement project upon completion of the Neighborhood Leadership Institute. The Neighborhood Leadership Institutes target priority neighborhoods with fast-growing immigrant communities:

Bronx - Concourse / Morrisania / Mott Haven
Manhattan - East Harlem / Harlem
Brooklyn - Sunset Park / Flatbush

PROGRAM OUTCOMES
The seminars will:
BRING residents together to work on issues that matter to the community.
BUILD a network of community partners.
SUPPORT your group's work with new organizing skills.
INCREASE your group's knowledge of how government works.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE
The program consists of 4 workshops involving the following topics and activities:
• Fundamentals of organizing communities
• Group structure
• Trip to a local community board meeting
• Meeting local emerging leaders
• Navigating city government
• Grassroots fundraising

WHO IS AN IDEAL NLI CANDIDATE?
The ideal Neighborhood Leadership Institute candidate is an immigrant leader who wants to be more involved in his/her community. They are interested in the well-being of their neighborhood and working within their community to make a difference. The candidate must reside or work in one of the neighborhoods listed above and be proficient in English.

HOW DO I APPLY?
Please fill out this application 
For more information, please call 212-341-9075.    

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