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NLF Schedule

The Neighborhood Leadership Fellows will launch in January 2021 and conclude in September 2021.  NLF sessions will be held one weekend a month on Fridays and Saturdays and one Wednesday a month. To prioritize the health and safety of participants and facilitators amidst COVID-19, NLF 2021 will comprise of a mix of online and in-person sessions. 

We understand that fellows may be employed while applying for the NLF program. If you are employed during Friday sessions and/or Saturday sessions for NLF, we will do all that we can to contact your employer and discuss participation in the program. 

Neighborhood Leadership Fellows expects a high level of commitment to program sessions in order to establish a successful foundational knowledge of learning outcomes. Participants should expect to spend 10 hours a month in addition to scheduled sessions, attending community events, and completing homework assignments.

2021 Schedule for NLF

All Friday sessions are held from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
All Saturday sessions are held from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
All Wednesday sessions are held the third Wednesday of every month from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM, starting in February.

Date (2021) Subject
Friday, January 8 Introductory Session
Saturday, January 9 Project Focused Strategic Doing
Friday, February 5 History of Segregation and Institutionalized Racism in St. Louis
Saturday, February 6 Understanding the Pillars of the Promise Zone
Wednesday, February 17 TBA
Friday, March 5 Strengths Based Leadership
Saturday, March 6 Communication and Conflict Resolution
Wednesday, March 17 TBA
Friday, April 9 Communication through Data
Saturday, April 10 Telling Your Story
Wednesday, April 21 TBA
Friday, May 7 Community Organizing
Saturday, May 8 Advocacy and Campaigns
Wednesday, May 19 TBA
Friday, June 11 Boards and Commissions
Saturday, June 12 Show Me the Money
Wednesday, June 16 TBA
Friday, July 9 Understanding St. Louis Development Part 1
Saturday, July 10 Understanding St. Louis Development Part 2
Wednesday, July 21 TBA
Friday, August 6 Local and State Government
Saturday, August 7 Leadership Plan Culmination
Wednesday, August 18 TBA
Friday, September 10 Presentations Workshop
Saturday, September 11 Presentations and Graduation 
Wednesday, September 15 TBA

On October 17th, an additional session on implementation and next steps will be held.