Posted by Eric Horvath on March 16, 2015 at 10:14 AM
Councilman Henon has announced his sponsorship of a limited number of scholarships to 6th District residents to participate in the Philadelphia City Planning Commission Citizens Planning Institute.
The scholarships, valued at $100 each, will be awarded to 6th District residents after their acceptance into the program and will go towards the program tuition (which is the core plus two electives).
"Involvement in civic association is the first step in voicing your concerns on neighborhood development - participation in the Citizens Planning Institute is a great next step," Councilman Henon said. "Especially with the implementation of the new Land Bank, it's important that residents get the best grasp on these concepts and help shape the future of their communities."
According to the institute, applications are being accepted from now until March 27 for the spring session running April 15 - May 27. Classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 6-9pm in Center City. The core course of three sessions - held April 15, 22, and 29 - costs $50 (including supper) plus each elective session costs $25 (May 6, May 13 and 20). (You must take a minimum of 2 electives to earn “Citizen Planner Certificate”.) This session’s electives will focus on the new land bank, climate change preparedness, and equitable development.
Applicants wishing to apply for a scholarship can contact Andrew Dick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-686-2078. Scholarship recipients will be chosen via geographically-based lottery to ensure adequate coverage across the 6th District.