MyCity Academy empowers New Americans to understand and participate in Nashville's government. More than thirty countries have been represented so far among MyCity participants since its launch in 2012. This program is the first of its kind in the nation.
Over the course of seven months, MyCity participants meet with leaders from Metro departments and tour Metro facilities. In doing so, they gain a better understanding of how their government works and learn how to resolve issues and obtain information.
Upon graduation, MyCity participants are able to help their communities understand and access government services. MyCity graduates also have the opportunity to interact with New Americans from other communities through their participation in the MyCity alumni network.
The 2016 class of MyCity Academy graduated on Tuesday, November 22, in a ceremony at the Parthenon in Centennial Park. The graduating class included 31 community leaders representing 15 countries.
In all, 141 participants from 47 countries have graduated from MyCity Academy. If you are interested for more information, or to request an application for the Class of 2017, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or apply online.
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