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Community and Human Development Department

City 3 - 801 Texas Ave. 3rd Floor, El Paso, TX 79901

(915) 212-1681



City of El Paso - Department of Community + Human Development
Civic Empowerment Division

Program Information

The purpose of the Neighborhood Leadership Academy (NLA) is to educate El Paso residents on how their city government operates and how they can work collaboratively to preserve and improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. Participants receive first-hand information from City departments and partners about valuable services and programs through comprehensive presentations and on-site tours of various public facilities.

Program Guidelines


  • Educate residents on City services and programs through presentations and tours from over 20 different City departments and partner agencies.
  • Foster neighborhood leadership by promoting civic engagement

The first class begins on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, and runs through May 29, 2024.


  • 20 week program
  • Classes meet once per week at various locations (Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

Participant selection criteria:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Youth aged 13-17 are eligible to participate, but must be accompanied by an adult enrolled in the program.

Please Note:

  • This is a free program and can accommodate up to 60 enrolled participants
  • Participants must submit a completed NLA application form
  • More than five absences could result in not graduating/completing the program 
  • Participants will be invited to a graduation ceremony and receive a certificate of recognition upon completion of the program

Contact Information

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Which of the following age groups apply to you?

Additional Information

Are you a member of a neighborhood association?

Have you completed this program before?

This year we are opening enrollment to youth aged 13-17 years of age, as long as an adult enrolled in the program accompanies them. Space is limited to two youths per enrolled adult.

Will you be enrolling a youth with you for this year’s NLA program?



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