My Chesterfield Academy

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Chesterfield County, in partnership with the Asian & Latino Solidarity Alliance of Central Virginia, or ALSACV, is launching a new academy that empowers residents, particularly those from multicultural communities, to understand and navigate Chesterfield County's government, as well as connect to other community resources. The program is the first of its kind in Virginia.

Academy Overview

Participants will

  • Meet with leaders from county and school departments and tour county facilities.
  • Explore how their local government works.
  • Learn how to resolve issues.
  • Obtain information and resources.

In addition to meeting with local government leaders while learning about programs and services, participants will be encouraged to ask questions and provide feedback. There also will be an optional field trip to regional historic attractions and other points of interest in the fall.

Date

Launch will be in June.
Monthly Sessions - Thursdays, June - December, 9:30 AM -2:30 PM

Location

Sessions are scheduled in county and school facilities, among other sites across the county.

Graduation

January 2020 in a ceremony at a Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors meeting.

Hosted by the Chesterfield County Department of Citizen Information and Resources, My Chesterfield Academy will be funded entirely through corporate sponsorship's and donations to ALSACV, which is a nonprofit 501(c)3. The costs include refreshments and lunches for each session, notebooks and other supplies, recognition materials and transportation for the field trip.

Course Information

Participation is free. (Participants will be required to deposit a refundable $50 fee to cover meals and other expenses. This fee will be returned upon graduation.)

For details, view My Chesterfield Academy course information, which is subject to change.

Application and Selection Process

Interested residents must submit an application for My Chesterfield Academy. Applications will be accepted March 12-April 12, 2019. Applicants will be notified in early May.

For more information, email, or call 804-796-7085.