Zip / Post Code
Emergency Contact Phone
Are you affiliated with a neighborhood association or other community organization? (If so, please identify.)
How long have you lived in Savannah?
Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender identity/expression, or race/ethnicity. In order to track the effectiveness of our recruiting efforts and ensure we consider the needs of all our applications, please consider the following optional questions:
66 and up
Prefer not to say
Prefer to self-describe
Prefer not to say
How did you hear about NLA?
Step Up Website
Word of Mouth
Who will provide a letter of recommendation?
A letter of recommendation that speaks to your leadership ability or potential is required.The recommendation may be from a workplace, school, your community, etc. Please have it emailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Step Up Savannah
428 Bull Street. Suite 208
Savannah, GA 31401
The Neighborhood Leadership Academy at Savannah State University is offered at no cost to participants but requires both a time and service commitment. There is a small stipend for participating in the program. You will only receive the stipend if you attend all of the classes.
The 12-week program is scheduled to begin during the week of September 11, 2017. Classes will be held in the evening at Savannah State University. At least one Saturday morning session will also be required.
Can you commit to attend all of the classes?
Please tell us about any community or volunteer work you are currently involved with or have done in the past.
Please describe a situation in your neighborhood or community that is related to poverty in Savannah.
What are your community leadership goals? For example: after this class, how or where do you see yourself working within the Savannah community to effect positive change?
Please tell us one thing about yourself that you think demonstrates your leadership abilities.
After the training, will you commit to taking on additional leadership responsibility within your community such as neighborhood associations, community organizations, non-profit agencies, and/or government institutions that plan and implement programs and policies seeking to eliminate poverty?
The City of Savannah is a partner in the Neighborhood Leadership Academy. The training is made possible by a grant from the Charles A. Frueauff Foundation.
Mission Statement: Step Up Savannah engages all sectors of the community to improve the economic mobility and financial stability of families in Savannah, Chatham County.