Advanced Year Community Application

The Advanced Year class of the Community Development Institute (CDI) focuses on the application of community and economic development principles in a real-world setting, with the Advanced Year Class of CDI 2015 working with a community August 3-6. It offers a community a fresh look at its issues and opportunities, plus an action process to kickstart a development process within the community.

Interested communities are asked to complete this application by May 1.

The selected community will benefit from interacting with a small group of community and economic development professionals. While in the community, these professionals will provide an objective perspective on the community, and work with community leaders to develop SMART goals and action steps to address key issues identified by the community. This experience is a unique opportunity to kickstart community and economic development in your community.

View the criteria for eligible communities. Communities with CDI alumni are strongly encouraged to complete this application.

Any interested community should complete this application by May 1. For questions or assistance completing this application, email sfiegel@uca.edu or call 501-450-5269.

Community Point of Contact

Is there a sense of urgency and commitment within your community that we need to come together to take action to move your community forward?

If selected, the community must be able to:

By submitting this application you commit to meeting the obligations described above. If necessary, you agree to meet one-on-one with CDI staff members to discuss the information provided in this application.