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Established in 2019, NPU University is a community engagement initiative that advances the Department of City Planning’s mission to facilitate thriving neighborhoods and public engagement in all our work. NPU-U aims to increase and strengthen the voices and skills of Atlantans by educating, empowering, and equipping them to serve as effective community representatives and leaders. NPU-U will provide the training residents need in order to make valuable contributions in civic decision-making settings and produce more equitable strategies for neighborhoods.
 

Through hands-on training and instruction from subject matter experts, thought leaders, and City of Atlanta staff, NPU-U helps explore best practices and solutions to challenges neighborhoods may face. Courses emphasize community-building principles and strategies, project planning, access to resources, and organizational leadership skills. University participants may be NPU leaders, neighborhood association or civic group officers, resident volunteers, community-based organization staff, business owners, local government staff, or any other aspiring community leaders, partners, or stakeholders.

whether students have never attended a community meeting or have never missed one, what students have in common is that they care about their neighborhoods and want to actively participate in building and shaping their communities, and empowering others to do the same.



Course registration opens 30 days before the class date. Please check our drop-down menu for updates and course listings. 

REGISTER FOR NPU-U COURSES

  • Tue, Oct 04
    Zoom
    This course will provide information and strategies for homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments. The course features budgeting tips from a HUD-certified housing counselor and information about the foreclosure process in Georgia.
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  • Thu, Oct 13
    Zoom
    Would you like to know more about the rights, privileges, and obligations you may have as a member of your NPU or neighborhood organization? If you didn’t know that the chief decision-makers in an organization are its members, this class is for you. 
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  • Thu, Oct 13
    Zoom
    Would you like to know more about the rights, privileges, and obligations you may have as a member of your NPU or neighborhood organization? If you didn’t know that the chief decision-makers in an organization are its members, this class is for you. 
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  • Tue, Nov 15
    Zoom
    This course is an introductory class teaching residents their rights and benefits under Neighborhood Planning Units, which are citizen advisory councils that make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on zoning, land use, and other planning issues.
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