Roll over the blue boxes below to learn more about basic aspects and sources of variation in citizens academy program structure.

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  • When? Where? How long?
Sessions & Topics
  • What types of content are appropriate?
  • How do we convey messages?
Recruitment & Advertising
  • How do we publicize the program?
Enrollment & Selection
  • What factors influence participant selection?
Fees & Cost
  • How much does it cost?
  • Should a fee be charged?
  • How can participants be recognized?
  • How do we evaluate the program?
Other Aspects
  • How have other communities organized their programs?
  • What are some unique ways of keeping alumni engaged?