Hickory NC Neighborhood College

Hickory NC Neighborhood College

 Neighborhood College program is a series of professionally led sessions designed to teach citizens about the City of Hickory and the services it provides.  Neighborhood College is an educational experience that will give participants insight into Hickory’s history and its governmental process. Participants are encouraged to share the knowledge they receive from the program with their neighbors.

 

NETWORK, CONNECT, LEARN, COMMIT

How can citizens make an impact in their community?

NETWORK with others in the community, CONNECT on a deeper level when you find your passion, and always being willing to LEARN, and to COMMIT time and energy to making a difference.

The City of Hickory would like to invite its citizens to consider a FREE opportunity to learn about the City and the services it provides.

What is Neighborhood College?
The program is a series of professionally led sessions designed to teach citizens about the City of Hickory and the services it provides. Neighborhood College is an educational experience that will give participants insight into Hickory’s history and its governmental process. Participants are encouraged to share the knowledge they receive from the program with their neighbors.

Why Participate?
You will learn about your city’s government, how it works and how it impacts your community.
You will be able to take that knowledge back to your neighbors and have the ability to be an effective leader in your neighborhood.
You will be able to take this knowledge back to your business and when there are questions that you need answered from the city, you will know the right person to call.

Are You Eligible?
To be selected, you must live in the City of Hickory city limits and be willing to commit the time to this informative and interesting program. The class is limited to 20 people. The City of Hickory will strive for diverse participation in this program.

What is the Cost?
There is no cost to citizens who attend the sessions.

What is Expected of Participants?
Participants must be willing to commit the time to attend the once a week sessions. Each participant must earn a specified number of credits in order to be certified as having completed the program.

Program Calendar
All classes are held at city facilities on Mondays between 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The class is slated to begin August 25 and runs through November 18, 2014. Graduation will be held in conjunction with a Hickory City Council meeting (tentatively November 18, 2014).

Application Process
If you are interested in attending, please submit applications to the City of Hickory Communications Department by August 1, 2014. The class is filling up fast, so don’t delay in returning your application.  Applications can mailed to the attention of the City of Hickory Communications Department, P.O. Box 398, Hickory, NC 28603, faxed to 323-7550 or emailed to dkaminske@hickorync.gov. The class is limited to 20 participants. Successful applicants will receive detailed calendar for the program the by August 15, 2014.  Any questions, call Communications Specialist Dana Kaminske at 261-2289.

 

 

 

 

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