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People’s Academy for Community Engagement accepting applications for winter quarter

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is accepting applications for the People’s Academy for Community Engagement (PACE), a civic leadership development program. Deadline to apply is Feb. 5 for winter quarter, which runs Feb. 24 through March 24.

The five-week program will bring together 25-30 emerging leaders ages 18 years and older to learn hands-on strategies for community building, accessing government, and inclusive engagement from experts in the field. PACE focuses on community and neighborhood organizations and the city’s governmental structure and processes. Class topics include: Approaches to Leadership, Accessing City Government, Community Organizing, Inclusive Outreach and Public Engagement, Public Speaking, Conflict Resolution, and more.

Classes are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. Tuition is $100; tuition assistance is available. To apply, visit seattle.gov/PACE.

PACE is offered three times a year: winter, spring and fall.