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Neighborhood Leadership Program Accepting Applications


The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, in collaboration with the Minnesota Historical Society, is accepting applications for the six-month Neighborhood Leadership Program. Join a diverse group of 30 people to explore neighborhood involvement and develop leadership skills to take effective community action. If you live, volunteer or work in a Saint Paul neighborhood, are between the ages of 16-99, and want to connect with others who make a difference in their community, then this opportunity is for you. Apply for NLP by September 27.

Session Topics Include:

  • Understanding Your Leadership Style
  • Working Inclusively in Neighborhoods
  • Navigating City Government
  • Drawing on Community History to Take Action Today

Dates and Times:

Kick-Off Retreat: November 5-6, 2010

Two sessions per month

One Tuesday evening, 5:30 pm — 8:30 pm

One Saturday, 9:00 am — 3:00 pm

Attendance at all sessions is expected. Childcare and transportation are available — please request on your application. $100 is due upon acceptance into the program. Scholarships are available.

For more information:

Click here for a downloadable information and application packet.

Application Deadline Friday

Building Connections to Community Program: A Three Session Leadership Training Program

  • The Building Connections to Community program is designed to introduce people to community work and focuses on helping participants develop a greater awareness of themselves, make connections with others in the community, and build skills to more actively engage in the community.
  • 3 sessions
  • Program is FREE for participants

Click here for an informational flyer and application.

(If you apply, you’re committing to attend all 3 sessions)

  1. Saturday, May 8 – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  2. Saturday, May 15 – 9:00 – 3:00 pm
  3. Saturday, May 22 – 9:00 – 12:30 pm

o   Child care is available.
o   Learning occurs through engagement in group activities, small group discussions, personal and shared reflection, and exchange of personal experiences.
o   Fill out your application and send it to PattiJo Verdeja at Wilder or by phone at 651-280-2457
o   It’s a great leadership development opportunity at no cost to the participant.