Calling all Neighborhood Leaders: Training Program Now Recruiting

Are you an up and coming leader? Know someone who is?

Step Up Savannah is looking for emerging leaders— young and old—to participate in a leadership course, starting Sept. 26, 2011.

The Neighborhood Leadership Academy is open to men and women, 21 years and older from Savannah/Chatham County. This free12-session course is designed to develop participants’ knowledge of our community, plus sharpen personal leadership skills and abilities.

Selected participants will attend Monday evening sessions, taught by other community leaders and experts, at Savannah State University’s Social Service Building. A small stipend will be offered to those who attend all sessions.

If you’re interested, you must submit an application and be interviewed for the program. Completed applications are due on Aug. 29. Classes are scheduled to start on Sept. 26. Interviews will be held during the weeks of Sept. 5 and 12. This program is offered in partnership with the City of Savannah.

Applications are available on the Step Up web site or by calling the office (912-232-6747), or by e-mailing Shawnte Tyler ( Completed applications may be mailed to the Step Up office at: 428 Bull St., Suite 208; Savannah, Ga. 31401.

Neighborhood Leadership Academy Quick Facts: Open to male or female Savannah/Chatham County residents 21 years of age or older; Interested persons must submit an application and be interviewed prior to admission into the program. Nominations are encouraged; The 12-session evening course will begin the week of Sep. 26, 2011. Class will be held at Savannah State University in the Social Science Building. A small stipend is available upon successful completion of the program; Completed applications must be returned to the Step Up office by Aug. 29, 2011. Mail to: Step Up Savannah, 428 Bull St. #208, Savannah, Ga. 31401.

To request or download an application contact Step Up Savannah at 912- 232-6747 or read the blog on our website

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