NLA Application

Application for Fall Session

Due: July 28, 2017

The Neighborhood Leadership Academy (NLA) at Savannah State University brings together established and emerging leaders from diverse segments of the community to enhance their leadership skills with a focus on advocacy, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Graduates will be prepared to strengthen the positions of those who are underserved or unrepresented in the community and will be asked to serve as resources to Step Up and other community organizations.

Download the form or fill out online below.

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:

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 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.

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.