Our Dean of College to Careers, Paul Thompson was inaugurated into the first cohort of the Civic Leadership Academy last night. The program, launched last September, also provides skills training to develop a pipeline of talented leaders to help nonprofits and government agencies thrive. The six-month program begins Jan. 29. Read more here
According to the above article,
“The University launched the Civic Leadership Academy this fall to invest in rising leaders, cultivate cross-sector collaboration among nonprofits and government, and encourage new approaches to solving urban challenges,” said Derek Douglas, vice president for civic engagement.
“We are pleased to have the buy-in and support of our external partners — LISC Chicago, Cook County, the city of Chicago and the Civic Consulting Alliance — who helped us shape the program and reach potential participants.”
The 28 inaugural fellows were selected from 110 applicants.