Chinese Language Civic Leadership Academy


Chinese Sessions

Applications for the 2022 Chinese Language Civic Leadership Academy will be available Jan. 10 through March 1, 2022.

The City of Mountain View will hold a Chinese Language Civic Leadership Academy beginning in April 2022. Registration for the 2022 Academy is now open for Chinese-speaking Mountain View residents to participate in the free, seven-week-long program. The Academy is designed to improve participants’ understanding of local government and City services.

Through the program, participants are encouraged to increase their civic engagement, leadership and volunteerism in the community. The Academy also prepares individuals to serve on City Council advisory bodies and committees.

Read Testimonials from graduates of the Spanish Language Civic Leadership Academy (Shown in Spanish. Use translate option).

Details about the Chinese Language CIVIC Leadership Academy:

  • Meets every week on Thursdays, 6:30—8:30 p.m.
  • April 21—June 4, 2022
  • Some sessions in person and others held virtually through Zoom
  • Space is limited to 18 participants
  • Apply from Jan. 10 through March 1, 2022
  • View application form (available in English and Chinese)

Participants Will have the Opportunity to:

  • Learn how the Mountain View City Government works
  • Know about the services and programs that each department offers
  • Meet the members of the City Council and staff
  • Understand how Mountain View citizens can participate and get involved in issues that affect the community
  • Know your neighbors
  • Be a model and source of resources for other members of the community

Objectives of the program:

  1. Educate and increase knowledge about the issues and functions of the City, services and activities
  2. Develop awareness of the role of residents in the city government
  3. Prepare individuals to serve in advisory groups and committees

Hours and location:

The 2022 Civic Leadership Academy will meet every Thursdays from 6:30—8:30 p.m., from April 21 through June 2. The sessions will alternate with some held in-person and others held virtually. Classes are free to the public. The space is limited to 18 participants.

June 9 graduation event.

More information:

This is the first time that the City is hosting the Civic Leadership Academy in Chinese. The program launched in 2017 with over 90 participants completing the program to date. Each session is led by staff from City departments and includes information on each department’s core service function, major activities, programs and project overview. The program also features interactive exercises and group discussion.

For more information, contact Nancy Ducos at 650-903-6145 or .