The Neighborhood Leadership Series I (NLS) introduces participants to a variety of skills and strategies for becoming a community leader. It is a great starting place for those who have a passion for making a difference in their community but are unsure where to start. The program includes seven weekly learning sessions and ends with a graduation celebration.

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  • Week 1: Monday, March 11 – Teambuilding Exercises and Introduction to NLS

  • Week 2: Monday, March 18 – History of Marshall-Ridley Choice Neighborhood

  • Week 3: Monday, March 25 – Conflict Resolution and Consensus-Building

  • Week 4: Monday, April 1 – Introduction to Community Organizing

  • Week 5: Monday, April 8 – Local Government 101

  • Week 6: Monday, April 15 – How to Start a Business or Non-Profit

  • Week 7: Monday, April 22 – NLS Recap and Debrief

  • Week 8: Monday, April 29 - Graduation Ceremony

Sessions are 6—7:30 p.m. at the Family Investment Center, 600 Ridley Circle. Dinner and networking begin at 5:30 p.m. Registration is free, but space is limited. Contact Latara Rouse at 757-926-8081 or rousels@nnva.gov.

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