In the Roundtable Dive area, nineteen community leaders graduated from the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Project Hope Program Neighborhood Academy on March 13. The Neighborhood Academy is a comprehensive, five-week capacity-building program offered in English and Spanish. The Academy aims to facilitate access to City services, provide resources to help develop the neighborhood association and leaders and increase neighborhood safety. Training topics include “How to Form a Neighborhood Association,” “Board Development,” “Grant Writing,” “Creating and Maintaining Partnerships” and more. Project Hope is a community-driven, City-led effort, which focuses on improving the quality of life in various neighborhoods. The goal is to empower communities to be safer, cleaner and more engaged. For more information, contact Neil Rufino, PRNS Deputy Director, at 408-535-3576.