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Neighborhood leaders class set

The first in a series of classes designed to help train residents to become neighborhood leaders is Thursday night in northeast Charlotte.

Community University (CU) is a series of four classes that help train the public in topics such as mission statements, financial management, and increasing neighborhood participation.

The CU classes will be offered at two sites -- this month at Hickory Grove Elementary School; and in November at the Freedom Regional Library. In addition, several; special topics will be offered in a series of three classes in October at the Morrison Regional Library near SouthPark.

The classes are provided by the City of Charlotte's Neighborhood Development Department.

To register, go to http://neighborhoods.charmeck.org, and click on the CU icon.

The schedule:

This month

At Hickory Grove Elementary School, 6709 Pence Road, northeast Charlotte. Classes from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursday: Developing Vision and Mission Statements

Sept. 9: Financial Management for Neighborhoods

Sept. 17: Methods of Neighborhood Communication

Sept. 22: Increasing Participation and Teambuilding

October

At Morrison Regional Library, 7015 Morrison Boulevard. Classes from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Oct. 2: Neighborhood Organizing

Oct. 8: Inside the Quality of Life Study

Oct. 14: Neighborhood Networking

November

At Freedom Regional Library, 1230 Alleghany St. Classes from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursday: Developing Vision and Mission Statements

Sept. 9: Financial Management for Neighborhoods

Sept. 17: Methods of Neighborhood Communication

Sept. 22: Increasing Participation and Teambuilding

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