Department of Neighborhoods

Complete Communities University

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Complete Communities University
Complete Communities University is an 8-week training course for emerging leaders committed to making a positive impact in their communities.  Course topics include leadership development through civic engagement, volunteerism, and voter education; how city and county governments function and impact neighborhoods; and how to effectively navigate City services and local resources.

Course Structure
The program is offered in fall & spring, with the fall application deadline to be announced. The sessions will be held on Wednesdays, 6-8:30 p.m., via Microsoft Teams and in person. The sessions will be presented by department staff with extensive experience in civic engagement and knowledge of Houston communities and will also feature subject experts with other City departments and partner organizations.

Enrollees will be selected through a competitive review process conducted by department staff.  At least 30 individuals will be enrolled in each course. Selection criteria includes commitment to civic involvement in the City of Houston, leadership potential, skills, and experience. Diversity and representation from all City Council districts will also be considered in the selection process.

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2023 Application

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