The Hilltop Neighborhood Leadership Academy (NLA) is an expansion of the greater Columbus Neighborhood Leadership Academy hosted by United Way of Central Ohio. The program is inspired by aspirations of building a diverse, opportunity-rich Hilltop community that bridges social spheres for a vital and inclusive community. With an emphasis on Columbus’ Hilltop, this unique leadership program is designed to equip residents with the knowledge and tools to become agents of change.
The Hilltop Community Plan, launched by the Department of Neighborhoods, is a report by Hilltop residents that identifies community challenges and proposes solutions. The Hilltop NLA curriculum will align with the plan.
Learning opportunities will be designed so participants can benefit from a good balance of both traditional, classroombased learning and highly engaging experiential learning opportunities, including community tours and field trips.