Applications for the Civic Leadership Academy are now available! The Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) is a FREE ten week course for City residents that provides an inside look on how City departments and authorities operate.Throughout the course, 12 City departments and authorities present on their day-to-day operations, budgets, new initiatives, and upcoming projects, and residents have the opportunity to ask questions, tour facilities, and network.
30 students are accepted into the program from all different backgrounds, ages, and from neighborhoods all over the city. For the first time this Fall we are reserving 5 seats for Pittsburgh High School-aged Youth, to inspire civic engagement early on.
We will also continue to reserve up to 15 seats for New Americans as part of Mayor Peduto’s Welcoming Pittsburgh Initiative.
Applications are due July 31st, and classes begin Wednesday, September 9th. Students will be alerted of their acceptance the second week of August. Classes are held every Wednesday for 10 weeks from 6-8:30 pm downtown as well as various locations throughout the city.