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Phoenix Urban Heat Leadership Academy

 

OVERVIEW

The Phoenix Urban Heat Leadership Academy will introduce residents to environmental concepts that have historically affected underserved communities. Participants will develop:

  • Awareness of current issues and best practices in urban heat
  • A broad awareness and understanding of heat reducing solutions for grassroots leadership
  • Vocabulary necessary to have an improved understanding of the 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 who can engage with and advocate for cooler and connected communities through heat reducing, nature-based, and quality of life-enhancing solutions, as well as to promote awareness of these solutions.
 
FORMAT
The Academy will feature presentations and discussions with community leaders and experts. Training sessions will include opportunities for hands-on learning. Classes will begin in March 2020 and end in July 2020. Participants will meet two Saturdays per month. Refreshments, lunch and materials will be provided. Participants must attend all sessions to be eligible for graduation and receive their “Certificate of Completion.” In addition, individuals who complete the program will be able to apply for a small grant to carry out a community project to reduce heat in their community. The program fee has been waived. Note there is NO COST to participate.
SCHEDULE
Saturday March 14, 2020 8:30am - 2pm
Saturday March 28, 2020 8:30am - 2pm
Saturday April 11, 2020 8:30am - 2pm
Saturday April 25, 2020 8:30am - 2pm
Saturday May 9, 2020 8:30am - 2pm
Saturday May 30, 2020 8:30am - 2pm
Saturday June 13, 2020 8:30am - 2pm
Saturday June 27, 2020 8:30am - 2pm
Saturday July 11, 2020 10:30am - 1pm
WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Qualities in applicants should include:

  • Have an interest in learning about neighborhood improvements, urban heat and advocacy
  • Be a resident of the City of Phoenix
  • No experience or prior knowledge is required
  • Be committed to attending all sessions
 
CONTACT:
Phoenix Revitalization Corporation
Jessica Bueno/Director
jessica@phxrevitalization.org
(602)253-6895
 

Class Schedule Information

Class #
Date (Sat)
Time
Location
1
03/14/20
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Washington Activity Center, 2240 W. Citrus Way, Phoenix, AZ
2
03/28/20
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Washington Activity Center, 2240 W. Citrus Way, Phoenix, AZ
3
04/11/20
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Washington Activity Center, 2240 W. Citrus Way, Phoenix, AZ
4
04/25/20
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Washington Activity Center, 2240 W. Citrus Way, Phoenix, AZ
5
05/09/20
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Washington Activity Center, 2240 W. Citrus Way, Phoenix, AZ
6
05/30/20
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Washington Activity Center, 2240 W. Citrus Way, Phoenix, AZ
7
06/13/20
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Washington Activity Center, 2240 W. Citrus Way, Phoenix, AZ
8
06/27/20
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Washington Activity Center, 2240 W. Citrus Way, Phoenix, AZ
9
06/27/20
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Washington Activity Center, 2240 W. Citrus Way, Phoenix, AZ