La Casa Seeks Lower Broadway Residents for Leadership Development Opportunity

(December 23, 2020) – Creating opportunities for residents to lead community driven change has always been essential to La Casa’s mission.  We are now seeking Lower Broadway residents to participate in the 2021 Newark Resident Leadership Academy. Participants will gain leadership skills and help develop community projects that will further improve the quality of life in Lower Broadway.

La Casa partner, Greater Newark LISC, launched the six month long Newark Resident Leadership Academy in 2016.  Since then, nearly 150 Newark residents have engaged in the program and have made positive changes in their communities, including over 30 Lower Broadway residents. The program consists of monthly Saturday sessions from January through June covering topics such as organizational change, communication and presentation skills, leadership development, and engagement with local government.

Upon completion of the program, trainees come together as “neighborhood teams” with a goal to develop and implement a project while receiving technical assistance and a small grant to fund their program.

The application deadline is January 8, 2021. For more information on how to apply, please contact Rommie Cardenas at

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