About The Neighborhood Partnership Network
IT IS TIME TO INVEST IN NEW ORLEANS’ GREATEST ASSET, ITS PEOPLE
**Stay tuned for news of Spring Semester 2013!
About Capacity College: The Capacity College is a comprehensive approach to support the development of neighborhood group capacity and inter-neighborhood collaboration. Through a series of workshops, information sessions and partnerships enrolled groups will learn how to:
1. Learn How to Lead an Effective Organization
2. Lead a Project from Vision to Implementation
3. Find New Partners and Allies for Civic Engagement
4. Learn Something New!
New! Do you or your organization want to conduct a Capacity College course and advertise it in your networks? NPN will provide a portion of the proceeds from that class to your organization. Contact Director of Programs for more information.
1. A completed application should include 3-4 representatives (residents, staff, business owners) active in your your group or neighborhood. Individuals are also welcome to apply!
2. Identify a lead representative to communicate with NPN staff.
3. Your neighborhood group and representatives should identify a neighborhood project goal.
~6 Capacity College Core Classes
~4 Elective Classes
~Capacity College Curriculum Binder
~NPN Canvas Tote Bag
Full Semester Enrollment Fees: $35 per participant (NPN Member groups of 2-4) | $55 per participant (Non-Member groups of 2-4) | $70 (Individuals) | New! $10 per class for NPN members and $15 for non-members.
Components of a Capacity College Semester:
1. Core Classes: 6 courses taught by professionals in the field. Core classes cover topics from Leading an Effective Organization to Navigating City Hall, and everything in between.
2. Elective Classes: Learn something new every semester! Topics will vary and are taught by NPN partner organizations.
3. Symposium Series: A quarterly citywide discussion covering a broad range of information on Public Contracting & Disadvantaged Business Enterprises; Community Benefits Agreements; Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance; and Crime & Criminal Justice.
4. Mini-Grant Competitions: Attend symposiums, complete the follow-up technical workshops, and bring your project idea to the Mini-Grant competition at the end of the quarter to be looked at and evaluated by professionals and enter a grant competition to win funds to implement your idea!
5. Neighborhood Partnerships: Enrolled groups implement neighborhood projects by partnering with other neighborhoods, nonprofits, and businesses utilizing new relationships and training resources.