The Department of Neighborhoods (DON) invites Houston residents to apply for enrollment in the Complete Community University (CCU) online leadership training course. The winter session will run eight-weeks, March 2 to April 20, 2022. Classes will be held on Wednesdays, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., via Microsoft Teams. The enrollment application deadline is Feb. 11, 2022.
Offered each quarter, the CCU program coaches emerging leaders on civic engagement methods and techniques, cultivates positive relationships between community leaders and the City of Houston, and promotes the participation of residents in civic activities to vitalize neighborhoods.
The course curriculum focuses on leadership development through civic engagement, volunteerism, and voter education. Participants explore how city and county government function and relate to neighborhoods. They also learn how to effectively access City and community-based services and resources.
CCU classes are conducted by DON staff with extensive experience in civic engagement and knowledge of Houston communities. The classes include presentations by subject experts with other City departments and partner organizations.
At least 30 enrollees will be selected through a competitive review process conducted by department staff. 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.
To apply for CCU enrollment, go to www.houstontx.gov/neighborhoods and click on Complete Communities University. Applications must be received by February 11, 2022. For more information, call 832-393-1061 or email CCUniversity@houstontx.gov.