Sign up for Dr. Jenny Laster Community Engagement Academy (CEA)

February 13, 2018


Dr. Jenny Laster Community Engagement Academy (CEA)
Fun, Effective Leadership Training! 6-Week Series

Training for students with no previous experience to seasoned community organizers

Do you want to have a say in the development of your community?
Do you want to learn how to engage and mobilize your community toward a common goal?
Do you want a safe neighborhood for your children to play in and improved public safety?
Do you know the importance of our collective power when we vote in elections?

Classes – the CEA trains residents to become Community Leaders.

  1. Leadership- how to be a leader; influence, vision, style, and effectiveness
  2. Community Advocacy – taking action with information using community assets and data to develop action plans
  3. Community Organizing – learn to mobilize, recruit and engage community members toward a common goal
  4. Public Speaking – effective ways to improve your public speaking and presentation skills
  5. Conflict Resolution – working through challenges and facilitating the peaceful ending of conflict
  6. City Government – working neighborhood issues through City Staff, our civic duty, voter education and power


Classes will be held on Saturdays, April 7th, 14th, & 21st, May 5, 12, & 19th from 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM. Lite snacks will be served.

The class will take place at the Avondale Business Center located at 3635 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229.

The class is FREE!

*Students will be expected to attend 5 of the 6 classes to graduate from Academy

*Students will be expected to volunteer 10 hours to their neighborhood of choice upon completion.

Applications will be accepted until the class is full. (30 Students – age 18 and over)

For Additional Information please contact: 513-585-9879 or

We will call you to confirm your registration.

This initiative is funded by The Center for Closing the Health Gap. Working with neighborhood residents, to be a catalyst for meaningful, positive, and sustainable change within our highest need neighborhoods, through advocacy, education, and community outreach training.


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