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 2023 Institute is April 7. Click here for an application.
For further information, contact Verletta Jackson at 937-333-3288 or email.
NLI 2023 Schedule
| Session Name
|Kick Off / Getting Your Feet Wet||Tuesday, April 25, 2023 @ 5:30 p.m.||Sinclair Community College
|Discovering Dayton: Its History & People||Tuesday, May 2, 2023 @ 6:00 p.m.||Carillon Historic Park|
|City Hall: Behind the Scenes
||Tuesday, May 16, 2023 @ 6:00 p.m.||City Hall Commission Chambers|
|Responding Not Reacting to Conflict||Tuesday, May 23, 2023 @ 6:00 p.m.||One Stop Shop|
|The Criminal Justice System||Thursday, May 25, 2023 @ 5:30 p.m.||Municipal Court Building|
|The World of Planning & Public Works||Tuesday, May 30, 2023 @ 6:00 p.m.||Goodwill Easter Seal|
|Tour of Dayton's Neighborhoods||Saturday, June 3, 2023 @ 8:00 a.m.||Job Center, RTA|
|Educating Our Future Dayton Public Schools||Tuesday, June 6, 2023 @ 6:00 p.m.||Dayton Public Schools|
|Partnering for Neighborhood Success||Tuesday, June 8, 2023 @ 6:00 p.m.||West Branch Library|
|Cultural and Racial Harmony||Tuesday, June 13, 2023 @ 6:00 p.m.||Southeast Branch Library|
|Presentation Skills for Community Leaders||Tuesday, June 15, 2023 @ 6:00 p.m.||Central State University Dayton Campus|
|Promoting Your "Hood"||Tuesday, June 20, 2023 @ 6:00 p.m.||DATV|
|Group Project Presentation||Thursday, June 22, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.||Sinclair Community College|
|Dinner and Graduation||Monday, June 26, 2023 @ 5:30 p.m.||Sinclair Community College|