Department of Neighborhoods

Press Release / Public Service Annoucement

Application Deadline – February 9, 2024, 5 p.m.

January 8, 2024 -- The Department of Neighborhoods (DON) invites aspiring leaders to apply for enrollment in the Complete Communities University (CCU) Spring 2024 leadership training course. The 8-week course is designed for emerging leaders committed to making a positive impact in their communities.

The course will run March 13 to May 1, 2024, with classes to be held virtually and in person on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Virtual classes will be conducted via Microsoft Teams, and in-person classes will be held at the City Hall Annex, 900 Bagby Street.

The CCU curriculum focuses on strategies for promoting civic engagement to empower residents and revitalize neighborhoods. The course explores methods and techniques for engaging residents in civic activities, volunteer service, and government affairs as constituents and voters. Topics of discussion include how city and county governments function and relate to neighborhoods and how to effectively access City services and community resources. The classes are led by DON staff with extensive knowledge of Houston communities and feature presentations by City department and community-based subject experts.

CCU participants will be selected through a competitive application review process. Selection criteria will include commitment to promoting civic engagement, leadership skills, experience, and potential. Diversity and representation of all City Council districts will also be considered.

Apply today!
Applications will be accepted from January 8 to February 9, 2024, 5 p.m. For the application form and more information, go to For questions, call 832-393-0887 or email