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600 East Fourth Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202, US


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City of Charlotte Civic Leadership Academy Application

Please fill out the following application in full. All Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) participants must reside in the City of Charlotte. Applications must be received no later than August 1, 2021.

Please note: You must be a resident of the City of Charlotte to participate in the Civic Leadership Academy.  

All sessions begin at 6:00pm and last 2-3 hours. For the Fall 2021 CLA, most -- if not all -- sessions will be held online (requiring a computer or mobile device and internet access). 

 The session schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday, September 21
  • Thursday, September 23
  • Tuesday, September 28
  • Thursday, September 30
  • Tuesday, October 5
  • Thursday, October 7
  • Tuesday, October 12
  • Thursday, October 14
  • Tuesday, October 19
  • Thursday, October 21
  • Tuesday, October 26
  • Thursday, October 28
  • Thursday, November 4

Before applying, please check all dates on your calendar.  Participants may miss up to 3 sessions.

Have you previously applied for CLA?

Community and Neighborhood Leadership Experience (if any please list organization, role, timeframe)

What are you most interested in learning about? Please select all that apply

Statement of Commitment

The purpose of Civic Leadership Academy is to develop leaders who will take responsibility for using their leadership skills and knowledge to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods and in Charlotte.

Program Commitment

Please specify your race and/or ethnicity. Please check all that apply.



Media/Photo Release Photographs may be taken during Civic Leadership Academy classes. The City of Charlotte may use these photos in printed and electronic materials, including, but not limited to, brochures, power point presentations, website and newsletters.

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