Tuesday, August 18, 2015

New Haven Democracy School Is Back -- Apply Now!

Starting in early September the City of New Haven will offer a nine-week course in city government, New Haven Democracy School. The purpose of Democracy School is to turn residents into more effective advocates for their neighborhoods and communities by giving them a holistic picture of how city government really functions. Students will meet department heads and public safety officials, look deeper into the city's budget, tour the Emergency Operations Center, and network with other engaged residents from all over the city.

This is an invaluable opportunity to develop new tools for becoming a more effective activist and organizer in your community.

Here's an article about a previous version of Democracy School.

Applications are due August 21. Eligibility is limited to New Haven residents 18 years and older, and only 25 students will be accepted. Classes will meet on Thursday evenings from 5:30-8:00pm beginning September 3 and going through November 5.

Click here for more information and click here for the application.