Applications Now Open for 2nd Annual Chapel Hill Peoples Academy

Post Date:07/17/2019 10:09 AM
Peoples Academy 

Chapel Hill residents and anyone with connections to the community are encouraged to apply for the 2nd annual Town of Chapel Hill Peoples Academy.

Applications are open through Aug. 31.

The Peoples Academy is a five-week, 10-class opportunity for Chapel Hill community members to learn, connect and lead. Participants will learn about Town services and jobs, connect with Town leadership and neighbors, tour Town facilities, and build leadership and communication skills. The Peoples Academy begins Oct. 3 and is held every Thursday and Saturday through Nov. 9 (excluding the week of Oct 28).

Food will be provided at all sessions.  Childcare and transportation to and from sessions may be provided upon request. 

The Peoples Academy is a Town Council initiative with the goal of improving civic understanding of Town services and increasing diversity in feedback provided to the Town. The objectives of the Peoples Academy are to:

  1. Illuminate the Town and its functions, engagement opportunities, communication channels to Town leadership and elected officials, and key issues facing the community;
  2. Encourage community leadership through key skill building opportunities; and
  3. Provide an opportunity for the Town to hear residents’ perspectives on Town services and infrastructure.

The 2nd annual Peoples Academy is open to 75 community members.

Apply now by visiting www.townofchapelhill.org/peoplesacademy or contact peoplesacademy@townofchapelhill.org. Paper applications are available upon request by emailing peoplesacademy@townofchapelhill.org.

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