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Neighborhood Leadership Institutes (NLIs) 2013: Building Resilience in NYC’s Diverse Neighborhoods


April 27, 2013

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Are you interested in making a difference in the civic life of your community?

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 in the Bronx on the following dates and times.

Every workshop besides the April 23rd community board visit will be held at the Bronx Library Center:

310 East Kingsbridge Road Bronx, NY 10458 - Take the B, D, or 4 train to Fordham Road.


 The workshops will:

BRING residents together to work on issues that matter to the community.

CREATE a network of community partners.

BUILD community resilience to prepare for and recover from emergencies.

SUPPORT your group’s work with new organizing skills.

INCREASE your group’s knowledge of how to access city services in everyday and emergency situations.

CONNECT to citywide leadership opportunities.

JOIN your community’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)


The program consists of five 3-4 hour workshops covering the following topics and activities:

Fundamentals of organizing communities

Navigating city government structure

Grassroots fundraising

Trip to a local community board meeting

Emergency preparedness, response and recovery

Civic leadership opportunities


The ideal Neighborhood Leadership Institute candidate is an emerging immigrant leader who wants to develop a better understanding of local government and a range of communication, problem solving and community building skills. Candidates must possess a strong motivation to participate in local civic engagement opportunities. Candidates must be interested in the well-being of their neighborhood and working within their community to make a difference. Candidates must be proficient in English and be willing to commit to at least four workshops to receive a certificate.


 APPLY HERE: - application deadline is April 11th.

Contact Sarah Flatto with questions: / 212-341-9075.








Are you interested in developing the skills that will help you make that difference?

Apply to the Neighborhood Leadership Institute NOW!

The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and The New York Community Trust, in partnership with Citizens Committee for New York City, are offering

Saturday, April 13th 11 am – 2 pm

Saturday, April 20th 11 am – 2 pm

Tuesday, April 23 6 - 8 pm

Saturday, April 27 11 am - 2 pm

Saturday, May 4  11 am - 3 pm

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  • Audience: Adults