neighborhood-leadership-academyThe NLA was formed in 2012 and is sponsored by United Way and Fifth Third Bank, and Donatos. The program provides valuable training to central Ohio current and emerging community leaders in the areas of advocacy, consensus building, effective collaboration and communication skills. For more information, contact Sharon L. Ware, 614.241.3071, sharon.ware@uwcentralohio.org


 

The Greater Linden Neighborhood Leadership Academy

The Greater Linden Neighborhood Leadership Academy, a United Way of Central Ohio initiative, is a program is designed to:
• Engage individuals who are passionate about bringing productive change to Greater Linden.
• Develop leadership skills and promote effective action.
• Feature a curriculum that includes leadership building, advocacy, consensus,
collaboration and communication development.

Learning opportunities will be designed such that participants benefit from a good balance of traditional, classroom-based learning with highly-engaging experiential learning opportunities including community tours and field trips.

The deadline to apply for the Greater Linden Neighborhood Leadership Academy is June 1, 2019.

For more information, contact De Lena P. Scales at 614.294.6347 ext. 429 or dscales@saintstephensch.org.

To apply online, click here.

Or download a pdf version here.

 

HILLTOP NEIGHBORHOOD LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

The Hilltop Neighborhood Leadership Academy (NLA) is an expansion of the greater Columbus Neighborhood Leadership Academy initially launched by United Way of Central Ohio in 2012. The program is inspired by aspirations of building a diverse, opportunity-rich Hilltop community that bridges social spheres for a vital and inclusive community.

With an emphasis on Columbus’ Hilltop, this unique leadership program is designed to equip residents with the knowledge and tools to become agents of change. Participants will aspire to make a positive impact in their neighborhoods by building upon existing assets of their community.

Learning opportunities will be designed such that participants benefit from a good balance of traditional, classroom-based learning with highly-engaging experiential learning opportunities including community tours and field trips.

The application to apply for the Hilltop Neighborhood Leadership Academy will be available soon.

For more information, contact Jenna Wolfe at 614.276.8224 or Jenna.Wolfe@ymcacolumbus.org.

 

Central Ohio Neighborhood Leadership Academy

The Central Neighborhood Leadership Academy curriculum has now evolved into a supportive master program
of leadership development in the areas of strategic planning designs, impactful restorative communications and collaboration skills. The program is a commitment of eight Saturday sessions, February through April 2019.

This innovative cycle welcomes new and emerging leaders as well as alumni from previous NLA programs.

The application to apply for the 2020 Central Ohio Neighborhood Leadership Academy will be available soon.

For more information, contact Sharon L. Ware, 614.241.3071, sharon.ware@uwcentralohio.org.

 

South Side Neighborhood Leadership Academy

United Way is proud to have launched this second Neighborhood Leadership initiative designed for Columbus South Side neighborhoods. Following the tenets of the Neighborhood Leadership Academy, the South Side Neighborhood Leadership Academy seeks to engage local South Side residents in leadership development, community engagement and collaboration skills building.

The South Side NLA requires a commitment of approximately 40 in-class hours (10 leadership sessions) over a period of seven (7) months (May through November), and additional work pursuing a community-based, team project designed to propel transformative change in your neighborhood.

Following a review of the written application, qualified applicants will be invited to an in-person interview/orientation session on April 6, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Residences at Career Gateway (747 E. Whittier).

Subsequent classes meet on Saturday mornings (10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., lunch provided) and attendance is required (with project funding contingent of full participation).

The deadline to apply for the Cycle 2 SSNLA is March 8, 2019.

To apply online, click here.

Or download a pdf version here

For additional information, contact Katelin Hansen, 614.954.2427 or khansen@4allpeople.org.

 

Near East Side Neighborhood Leadership Academy

With an emphasis on Columbus’ Near East Side, this unique leadership program is designed to equip residents with the knowledge and tools to become agents of change. Participants will aspire to make a positive impact in their neighborhoods by building upon existing assets of their community.

Learning opportunities will be designed such that participants benefit from a good balance of traditional, classroom-based learning with highly-engaging experiential learning opportunities including community tours and field trips.

The deadline to apply for the Near East Side Neighborhood Leadership Academy is July 31, 2019.

To apply online, click here. 

Or download the pdf version here.

 

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The Neighborhood Partnership Grant (NPG) Program offers competitive grants that aim to improve the quality of neighborhood life in Franklin County. Grants are available for neighborhood-driven collaborative projects located in Franklin County. The program accepts requests up to $10,000.


Thank you to all who submitted Neighborhood Partnership Grants for the 2019 cycle.

Our review process has ended. Announcements of awards will be released no later than May 19.

For questions, please contact Tina Starner at 614.227.2707 or tina.starner@uwcentralohio.org


  • Final Reporting Form: To report your results for grants already approved for 2018 CLICK HERE

 

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Grant Proposal Writing “How to Get Your Project Funded”

United Way of Central Ohio’s Neighborhood Partnership Center is offering Grant Writing class for community and non-profit organizations. Participants will learn the process for identifying proper foundations, elements of a grant proposal and organizational tools for success! Please join us, where you will learn to get your funding wishes granted!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Upcoming Dates:
February 21
March 21
April 18
May 16
June 20
July 18


For additional information, contact Sharon L. Ware, Assistant Impact Director, Neighborhood Partnership Center, at Sharon.ware@uwcentralohio.org or call at 614.241.3071.

Every year the Neighborhood Partnership Center, in conjunction with the city of Columbus, puts together a community led conference. The Neighborhood Best Practices Conference began in 2010 and offers opportunities for community groups to share their success and collaborate on a wide variety of obstacles plaguing communities today.

Over 250 residents, advocates and community leaders joined by a keynote speaker, present various workshops led by community based organizations and share ways to tackle youth violence, beautification/gardening, how to merge various races/religions with your effort, impact crime, understand police and fire services, youth involvement within a community, utilize technology to fight crime and understand resources.

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