The City Advocates program is an effort by the
Downtown Cleveland Alliance
(DCA) to engage young professionals in the revitalization of downtown. For two years, City Advocates attend monthly meetings and take on projects that will help advance downtown. Every two years, a new batch of skilled community leaders emerges from the program.
"The program has truly taken off in the past three years," says Gina Morris, DCA's Director of Marketing and Public Relations. "We're entering our fourth year now and have some incredible people with dynamic ideas."
In March, the City Advocates Program will select and announce up to 16 new participants. Those selected must make a two-year commitment to DCA’s program. Participants are chosen through a competitive application process that seeks to assemble a group of diverse individuals who share a passion for Downtown Cleveland and who represent a wide array of interests, professional backgrounds, and relationships to Downtown.
"Qualifications are simple," adds Morris. "Live or work in Downtown, and have a passion to generate change in the civic-realm. We recruit emerging leaders with a vision and guts."
The deadline to apply for the upcoming session is 5 p.m. February 5. More information and application instructions can be found here
For more info contact Laura Kushnick