Virtual Urban Heat Leadership Academy


   
2021 CLASS OVERVIEW
 

The Virtual Urban Heat Leadership Academy will introduce residents to environmental concepts that have historically affected underserved communities. The program is being offered by Phoenix Revitalization Corporation and The Nature Conservancy. Participants will develop:

  • Awareness of current issues in urban heat, water and air quality
  • A broad awareness and understanding of heat-reducing solutions for grassroots leadership
  • Vocabulary necessary to have an improved understanding of heat-related issues
  • A better understanding of how to make change through local political systems
  • Advocacy skills required to communicate community needs
 
DESIRED OUTCOME
The goal of this program is to build the capacity of existing and/or potential community leaders so they can engage with and advocate for cooler and healthier communities through the use of heat-reducing nature-based solutions, as well as to promote awareness of these solutions.
 
FORMAT & SCHEDULE
The 5-month long Academy will be held virtually. A combination of virtual discussions on zoom provide participants opportunities to build relationships with others in their cohort and online lessons provide participants the flexibility to learn at their own pace. The self-paced lessons can be accessed through Conservation Training, a free online learning platform.
 
Live Zoom SessionTime
Saturday | July 24, 2021 | 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Saturday | Aug 7, 2021 | 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Saturday | Aug 28, 2021 | 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Saturday | Sept 25, 2021 | 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Saturday | Oct 9, 2021 | 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Saturday | Oct 9, 2021 | 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Saturday | Oct 16, 2021 | 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Saturday | Oct 23, 2021 | 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Saturday | Nov 6, 2021 | 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Saturday | Nov 20, 2021 | 9:00AM - 10:30AM
 
WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Applicants should:

  • Have an interest in learning about neighborhood improvements, urban heat and advocacy
  • Be a resident of the Phoenix Metro Area
  • Be committed to attending all sessions
 
DEADLINE to apply: July 2nd, 2021
No experience or prior knowledge is required.
 
FLYER EN ESPAÑOL AQUÍ
 
CONTACT:
Jessica Bueno
Director
Phoenix Revitalization Corporation
jessica@phxrevitalization.org
(602)253-6895