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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.  Due to COVID-19, Complete Communities University courses will take place online.

Fall 2021 Courses
 The first course will run October 6 - December 1, 2021, with a break the week of Thanksgiving.  The sessions will be held on Wednesdays, 6-8:30 p.m., via Microsoft Teams.   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.

Interested Houston residents are invited to apply online for enrollment in the course. The application deadline is Tuesday, September 22, 2021. To apply, fill out the online application below.

Enrollees will be selected through a competitive review process conducted by department staff.  At least 30 individuals will be enrolled in the course each quarter. 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.

For more information, call 832.393.1061.