MyCity Academy empowers New Americans to understand and participate in Nashville's government. Over 50 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 2018 class of MyCity Academy graduated on Thursday, October 25 in a ceremony at the Frist Art Museum. The graduating class included 29 community leaders representing 19 countries and Puerto Rico.
In all, 203 participants have graduated from MyCity Academy. If you are interested in more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The application window for the 2019 class is now open. If you are interested in participating, apply for the program online or download a copy of the MyCity Academy application to fill out by hand. Applications will be accepted through February 4, 2019.
To stay in touch with the Mayor’s Office of New Americans, follow us on Twitter at @MONA_Nashville