CLA Application

The City of Pittsburgh is now accepting applications for the Fall 2021 Civic Leadership Academy. Please follow the link below to complete an application.

  • The Fall 2021 CLA sessions will run Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:30 PM, September 22 - December 8, 2021. Applications are due Friday, August 29th at midnight.
  • All applicants and participants are required to have an email address. All CLA correspondence will be sent via email. This cohort will be mostly virtual, but some sessions will be offered in-person for a hands-on experience. COVID-19 CDC guidelines will be followed at all times.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old and live within the City of Pittsburgh limits or own and operate a business within the City of Pittsburgh limits.

City of Pittsburgh and City of Pittsburgh Authority employees, interns, and fellows: Please contact Gisele Betances ( BEFORE applying.

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