Neighborhood Leadership Institute

The Neighborhood Leadership Institute (NLI) is an annual 14-week program that trains Dayton residents for current or future leadership opportunities in city communities. Workshops are held at various locations and presentations cover topics such as Dayton's history; the role of City government, the criminal justice system and cultural diversity; skill-building components such as public speaking and small-group dynamics; and a bus tour of Dayton neighborhoods. Class members also complete field assignments to expand their knowledge of Dayton, City government and the community at large.

NLI offers the opportunity to meet and talk with government officials and other decision-makers. It encourages participants to develop a citywide perspective and establish a network of activists across the City.

The application deadline for the 2020 Institute is Feb. 17. For further information, contact Verletta Jackson at 937-333-3288 or email.


2014 Neighborhood Leadership Institute Flier

NLI 2020 Schedule

Session Name
Date Location
Kick Off / Getting Your Feet Wet March 26, 5:30 p.m.
Goodwill Easter Seals
City Hall: Behind the Scenes
April 2, 6:00 p.m. City Hall Commission Chambers
Responding Not Reacting to Conflict April 16, 6:00 p.m. On Stop Shop
Discovering Dayton: Its History & People April 23, 6:00 p.m. Carillon Historic Park
The World of Planning & Public Works April 30, 6:00 p.m. Child Health Pavilion
Tour of Dayton's Neighborhoods May 2, 8:00 a.m. Dayton Culture and RTA Center
The Criminal Justice System May 5, 5:30 p.m. Municipal Court Building
Educating Our Future Dayton Public Schools May 7, 6:00 p.m. Dayton Public Schools
Partnering for Neighborhood May 12, 6:00 p.m. Ronald McDonald House
Cultural and Racial Harmony May 14, 6:00 p.m. Gary Haines Children Center
Presentation Skills for Community Leaders May 19, 6:00 p.m. Central State University Dayton Campus
Promoting Your "Hood" May 21, 6:00 p.m. DATV
Group Project Presentation May 28, 6:00 p.m. Sinclair Community College
Dinner and Graduation June 2, 5:30 p.m. Sinclair Community College

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