Downtown’s civic engagement and education program celebrates fifth year

Applications to be a part of DCA’s City Advocate Program are available as of January 3rd.

east 4th birthday

The City Advocate Program, launched in 2009, provides a framework for motivated Downtown Cleveland residents and professionals to become actively involved in the advancement of Downtown. Each class works on self-selected projects and has numerous opportunities to meet with Cleveland leaders to gain insight on urban development and hone their civic skills.

City Advocates represent a broad range of professional expertise and personal interests. These rising civic leaders make a 2 year commitment to the program, and those two years are filled with endless opportunities that you can’t find anywhere else.

This program is very action-oriented, and, as a City Advocate, you are given the chance to really make a difference in our dynamic Downtown. For instance, past Advocates have researched, developed and pursued a wide range of civic-minded projects including….

–          A birthday party for East 4th Street to commemorate 10 years of awesome redevelopment


–          The creation of a citizens’ voice Twitter feed

–          The establishment of a monthly happy hour series geared towards welcoming new and prospective Downtown residents

–          Advocacy efforts to beautify a neglected corner of Downtown with public art

Sound like fun yet? All of this (and more!) happens through monthly meetings where City Advocates gain an in-depth understanding of Downtown’s assets, challenges, history, and leadership. For more information and to apply, visit DCA’s City Advocate page.

Applications close February 3rd. It is highly encouraged that you take the time filling out the application, for this is a highly competitive process.

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