Skip to main content

Civic Engagement Academy

Inspiring positive change in Philadelphia's communities through training and skill development.

About

The Civic Engagement Academy (CEA) is a free training program that provides community members with the tools to create lasting positive change. The trainings encourage local problem-solving and prepare residents to become community leaders, organizers, and activists.

You can access the workshops by attending the CEA Learning Series, which offers a different training each month. There is no cost to attend.

Connect

Address
1617 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Suite 1800
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Email CEA@phila.gov
Social

Training topics

The CEA offers workshops on many subjects related to civic engagement. The current topics include:

  • Asset mapping: How to identify resources that are relevant to your work.
  • Building coalitions: How to bring together community assets and resources to organize around a shared goal.
  • Building a recruitment plan: How to increase participant turnout through planning and benchmarking.
  • Centering accessibility and inclusion: How we can center accessibility in our recruitment, engagement, follow-through, and retention.
  • Leading a community meeting: Tips for community meeting planning, recruitment, and outreach.
  • Goal setting: Setting SMART goals and staying on track.
  • Government 101: The basics of federal, state, and local government and why they all matter.
  • Using data to tell your story: How we use quantitative and qualitative data to tell a story about the work we do.

Events

  • Mar
    20
    Civic Engagement Academy - The City's Annual Budget
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    Virtual - Zoom

    Civic Engagement Academy - The City's Annual Budget

    March 20, 2024
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, 2 hours
    Virtual - Zoom
    map
    Join us at our monthly Civic Engagement Academy learning series.

    Learn about how the City’s Annual Budget works, where funds come from, and how decisions are made about how money is spent. This will be presented by the Education, Engagement, and Impact Unit within the City’s Budget Office

    Register online at https://bit.ly/CEATrainings
  • Apr
    17
    Leading a Community Meeting
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    Virtual

    Leading a Community Meeting

    April 17, 2024
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, 2 hours
    Virtual
    map

    Join us for our monthly Civic Engagement Academy Learning Series. 

     

    This month we'll be covering Leading a Community Meeting. Come and learn how to host/ lead a successful meeting and manage conflict.

     

    RSVP at https://bit.ly/CEATrainings

  • May
    15
    CEA-Data and Evaluation
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    Virtual

    CEA-Data and Evaluation

    May 15, 2024
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, 2 hours
    Virtual
    map
    Join us in our monthly Civic Engagement Academy learning series. 

    This month we'll be discussing data and evaluation.
    Learn how to develop numeric metrics for tracking and measuring the impact of your work.

    Register for this virtual learning series at https://bit.ly/CEATrainings

Top