The Citizens Academy Handbook: Building Capacity for Local Civic Engagement
Citizens academies have emerged as an innovative way local governments are investing in civic infrastructure through the civic education of their citizens. The Citizens Academy Handbook offers important insights to communities and engagement-minded public officials who are considering starting such a program. It also offers practical guidance for staff who run citizens academies. These pages are filled with nuts-and-bolts advice on all aspects of program planning and delivery, profiles of successful programs, sample materials, and spotlights on innovative practices.