StepUp Recruits Neighborhood Leaders

Step Up Savannah is looking for emerging leaders—young and old—to participate in a leadership course, starting the week of September 9.

The Neighborhood Leadership Academy is open to men and women, 21 years and older from Savannah/ Chatham County. The program is designed to enhance leadership skills with a special emphasis on critical thinking, creative problem solving and advocacy. The 12-session evening program will stress effective advocacy for programs, policies and procedures that strengthen the well-being of underserved communities.

A maximum of 15 men and women will be selected through a competitive application process, which is now open. Deadline to apply is August 2. Those who are selected for an interview will be scheduled to interview starting the week of Aug. 12 and a final decision on the successful candidates will be made by the week of Aug. 26. Selected participants will attend Monday evening sessions taught by other community leaders and experts at Savannah State University. A small stipend will be offered to those who attend all sessions.

The Neighborhood Leadership Academy, offered at no cost to participants, is made possible by a grant from the Charles A. Frueauff Foundation. For more information about the foundation, visit its web site at

Applications are available on the Step Up web site ( or by calling the office (912- 232-6747), or by e-mailing Janeene Johnson (

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