Neighborhood Leadership Institute
The Neighborhood Leadership Institute (NLI) is an annual 13-week program that trains Dayton residents for current or future leadership opportunities in city communities. Workshops are held at various locations and presentations cover topics such as Dayton's history; the role of City government, the criminal justice system and cultural diversity; skill-building components such as public speaking and small-group dynamics; and a bus tour of Dayton neighborhoods. Class members also complete field assignments to expand their knowledge of Dayton, City government and the community at large.
NLI offers the opportunity to meet and talk with government officials and other decision-makers. It encourages participants to develop a citywide perspective and establish a network of activists across the City.
The application deadline for the 2022 Institute is April 11. Click here for an application.
For further information, contact Verletta Jackson at 937-333-3288 or email.
NLI 2022 Schedule
| Session Name
|Kick Off / Getting Your Feet Wet||Tuesday, May 3, 2022 @ 5:30 p.m.||Sinclair Community College
|Discovering Dayton: Its History & People||Thursday, May 5, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.||Carillon Historic Park|
|City Hall: Behind the Scenes
||Tuesday, May 10, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.||City Hall Commission Chambers|
|Responding Not Reacting to Conflict||Thursday, May 12, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.||One Stop Shop|
|The Criminal Justice System||Tuesday, May 17, 2022 @ 5:30 p.m.||Municipal Court Building|
|The World of Planning & Public Works||Thursday, May 19, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.||Goodwill Easter Seal|
|Tour of Dayton's Neighborhoods||Saturday, May 21, 2022 @ 8:00 a.m.||Job Center, RTA|
|Educating Our Future Dayton Public Schools||Tuesday, May 24, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.||Dayton Public Schools|
|Partnering for Neighborhood Success||Thursday, May 26, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.||West Branch Library|
|Cultural and Racial Harmony||Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.||Southeast Branch Library|
|Presentation Skills for Community Leaders||Thursday, June 2, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.||Central State University Dayton Campus|
|Promoting Your "Hood"||Tuesday, June 7, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.||DATV|
|Group Project Presentation||Thursday, June 9, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.||Sinclair Community College|
|Dinner and Graduation||Monday, June 13, 2022 @ 5:30 p.m.||Sinclair Community College|