City of Houston Offers Leadership Training for Emerging Community Leaders

City of Houston Offers Leadership Training for Emerging Community Leaders

The Department of Neighborhoods (DON) is now accepting applications for the Complete Communities University (CCU) Spring 2024 leadership training course. The 8-week course, running from March 13 to May 1, 2024, is tailored for emerging leaders committed to positively impacting their communities.

Classes will take place virtually and in person on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Virtual sessions will be conducted via Microsoft Teams, while in-person classes will be held at the City Hall Annex, 900 Bagby Street.

The CCU curriculum emphasizes strategies for promoting civic engagement to empower residents and revitalize neighborhoods. Participants will explore methods for engaging residents in civic activities, volunteer service, and government affairs. Topics include the functioning of city and county governments in relation to neighborhoods, and effective access to City services and community resources. DON staff, well-versed in Houston communities, will lead the classes, featuring presentations by City department and community-based subject experts.

CCU participants will be selected through a competitive application review process, considering factors such as commitment to civic engagement, leadership skills, experience, and potential. Diversity and representation from all City Council districts will also be taken into account.

Interested individuals can submit applications from January 8 to February 9, 2024, by 5 p.m. The application form and additional information are available at For inquiries, please call 832-393-0887 or email