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. 7. For further information, contact Verletta Jackson at 937-333-3288 or email.

NLI Resources

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NLI 2020 Schedule

Session Name
Date Location
Kick Off / Getting Your Feet Wet March 5, 5:30 p.m.
Goodwill Easter Seals
Responding Not Reacting to Conflict March 12, 6:00 p.m. One Stop Shop
City Hall: Behind the Scenes March 19, 6:00 p.m. City Hall Commission Chambers
Discovering Dayton: Its History & People March 26, 6:00 p.m. Carillon Historic Park
Educating Our Future April 2, 6:00 p.m. Dayton Public Schools
The Criminal Justice System April 16, 6:00 p.m. Municipal Court Building
Tour of Dayton's Neighborhoods April 18, 8:00 a.m. Dayton Culture and RTA Center
Neighborhood Development April 23, 6:00 p.m. Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark
Partnering for Neighborhood April 30, 6:00 p.m. Wright Dunbar Conference Center
Cultural and Racial Harmony May 7, 6:00 p.m. Gary Haines Children Center
Presentation Skills for Community Leaders May 14, 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 4, 6:00 p.m. Sinclair Community College

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