Saturday, October 26, 2013

attend college to become Rosslyn neighborhood activist

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Arlington Neighborhood College, a County-sponsored leadership program designed to foster community activism. Arlington Neighborhood College is a fine educational opportunity:
Now in its 15th year, the Neighborhood College offers an opportunity for county residents to sharpen and practice their interpersonal communication skills, meet and discuss current issues with elected officials and key professional staff members, and learn how the county government functions and how to become more active and effective in community affairs.

Participants in previous years have gone on to become active in their neighborhood associations, in volunteer organizations, and as advocates regarding issues of interest to the community.

In 2013, Neighborhood College participants met with County Board President Walter Tejada, Commissioner of Revenue Ingrid Morroy, County Manager Barbara Donnellan, and Chair of the Arlington School Board, Emma Violand-Sanchez, among others.
There is no tuition for this college and only eight weeks of classes. Classes will take place Thursday evenings from February 13 to April 3 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the County Building, 2100 Clarendon Blvd. Childcare and simultaneous Spanish translation will be provided for all classes, as well as a free dinners starting at 6pm.  Spots in this highly selective college are limited to 25 persons.  The application deadline is January 6, 2014.  For more information or an application, contact Merianne Liteman at 703-575-8152 or by email to

Few colleges offer as good of an opportunity as Arlington Neighborhood College. Rosslyn needs more neighborhood activists, community advocates, and fiercely independent local journalists.  Get the education you need to shape an even brighter Rosslyn future.

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