As a reminder, there is only one week left to apply for Mayor Ravenstahl's Spring 2012 Civic Leadership Academy, a free 10-week program created to inspire more informed and effective community and civic leadership. You are invited to complete the online application or print out a hard copy. All applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 8th. We’re looking forward to another great program with a dedicated cohort of community members ready to go “behind-the-scenes” of their City government.
The Spring 2012 session runs from March 14 through May 16. Participants will convene for weekly Wednesday night sessions from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Session topics cover city organization and vision; budgeting processes; city planning and economic development; public works and parks services; the protection of water and rivers; public safety efforts, and more. Sessions include tours, hands-on demonstrations and fun activities to provide an up-close and personal view of how different departments help the City to operate. At the conclusion of the program, participants will use the knowledge gained to undertake a service project that addresses a need in the City of Pittsburgh.
For more information, please visit cla.pittsburghpa.gov.
The Civic Leadership Academy is supported in part by Corporation for National and Community Service and AmeriCorps VISTA program. It is one of seven signature initiatives within Mayor Ravenstahl’s servePGH initiative.
About Cities of Service and servePGH
On September 10, 2009, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl pledged that the City of Pittsburgh would help the country achieve the goals of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act by joining New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and fifteen other Mayors from across our nation to launch the Cities of Service coalition. The bipartisan coalition includes more than 100 mayors – representing nearly 50 million Americans – who have committed to work together to engage citizens in a multi-year effort to address pressing city needs through impact volunteerism. By signing the Declaration of Service, Mayor Ravenstahl committed to developing a coordinated strategy to utilize service as a significant municipal strategy for addressing local challenges.
Mayor Ravenstahl launched servePGH in March 2011 to engage Pittsburgh’s citizens in service and answer President Obama’s national call to volunteerism. Through seven new and innovative servePGH initiatives, Mayor Ravenstahl has engaged citizens in volunteer-fueled solutions to revitalize City blocks, restore vulnerable resident’s homes, help middle-school youth navigate life’s challenges and more. Additional information is available at servepgh.pittsburghpa.gov.
Mayor's Office of Service and Civic Engagement
512 City County Building | 414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
telephone: 412-255-2280 | facsimile 412-255-2988