"I would like to say the best part for me was meeting so many competent leaders. Every person I met is working so hard and with such heart to do good!" -- Fall 2014 Participant
There are many benefits for graduates of CPI! They include:
Do you want to request an elective topic or volunteer to teach a CPI class? Do you want to be featured on our Citizen Planners in Action page? Contact us!
CPI shares news, grants, and job opportunities relevant to Citizen Planners regularly on the CPI Facebook page.
There is also a private Facebook page just for grads- we encourage you to join!
CPI graduates are invited to welcome the latest incoming cohort of CPI participants at our annual fall and spring happy hours!
Next Happy Hour is Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Location TBA!
CPI graduates always receive a personal invitation and guaranteed spot at the Philadelphia City Planning Commission's Annual Celebration! Over 300 people attended this year's event in January, which included opening remarks from Honorable Jim Kenney, Mayor. He also took a photo with the 2015 graduates!
Limited spots are available for graduates to take electives during each course series. Graduates receive email notification to register for course electives and seats are filled on a first-come, first served basis. Fall 2016 electives were "Community Engagement 101", "Preserving Historic Resources", and "Filling the Fridge: Gardens, supermarkets, & pantries in your neighborhood". Registration for Spring 2017 will open in March.
Citizen Planners have gone on to form civic associations, non-profits, "friends of" groups, RCOs, zoning committees and meet-up groups.
They have also:
Read inspiring stories about fellow Citizen Planners getting things done in their neighborhoods!
"I was very inspired by the various groups from neighborhoods that I never heard of before and their ability to make so many positive changes within this city."--Fall 2012 Participant