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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 -- answering questions thoroughly will help us get to know you better. All Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) participants must reside in the City of Charlotte. Applications must be received no later than 11:59pm August 21, 2022.

This cohort is being planned as a hybrid academy -- with some sessions in-person and others virtual. For the virtual sessions, a computer or mobile device and internet access are required. (Let us know if you need assistance with hardware or internet access).

Before applying, please check all dates on your calendar.  Participants may miss up to 3 sessions. The tentative session schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, September 21 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)*
  • Saturday, September 24 (10:00 AM – 1:00 PM)*
  • Tuesday, September 27 (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM)*
  • Thursday, September 29 (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
  • Wednesday, October 5 (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM)*
  • Wednesday, October 12 (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
  • Saturday, October 15 (10:00 AM – 3:00 PM)*
  • Tuesday, October 18 (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM)*
  • Thursday, October 20 (6:00 PM – 8:30 PM)
  • Wednesday, October 26 (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
  • Saturday, October 29 (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM)*
  • Tuesday, November 1 (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
  • Thursday, November 3 (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM)*

* Denotes in-person session

Have you previously applied for CLA?

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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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