Spanish Language Civic Leadership Academy

Spanish Sessions

Tentative dates for 2023 Academy:
Sept. 7 through Nov. 2
Nov. 9 graduation

City plans to host 2023 academy with sessions in-person or online

The City of Mountain View will hold a Spanish Language Civic Leadership Academy beginning in September. Registration for the 2023 Academy is now open for Spanish-speaking Mountain View residents to participate in the free, nine-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.

La Ciudad en camino a ofrecer Academia para hispanohablantes de 2023 en formato híbrido

La ciudad de Mountain View ofrecerá la Academia de Liderazgo Cívico en español empezando en septiembre. La inscripción para la Academia de 2023 está ya abierta para todo hispanohablante residente en Mountain View que desee participar en el programa gratuito que durará nueve semanas. La Academia está diseñada para que los participantes mejoren la comprensión del gobierno local y de los servicios que la ciudad ofrece.

A través de este programa, se motiva a los asistentes a incrementar su compromiso cívico y de voluntariado en la comunidad. La Academia también prepara a los integrantes para servir en los distintos organismos y comités consultivos del Concejo de la Ciudad.

Haga clic aquí para ver la versión completa en español.

Details about this year’s Spanish Language Civic Leadership Academy:

  • Meets every week on Thursdays, 5:30—8:30 p.m.
  • Some sessions in person and others held virtually through Zoom.
  • Space is limited to 20 participants.
  • Application form will be available in English and Spanish.

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
  • Connect with nonprofit organizations in Mountain View

Objectives of the program:

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

More information:

This is the fourth year that the City is hosting the Academy. 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, Nancy Ducos can be reached at 650-903-6145 or .