Citizens' Academy

Citizens Academy students

Welcome to the home of the Citizens’ Academy, a program that helps build the civic capacity of the Denver region's residents. Through the seven-week course, the academy exposes participants to important regional issues like transportation, economic vitality, housing, civic engagement and more.

Each course includes weekly three-hour sessions consisting of lectures from local subject matter experts, small-group interactions and networking. In addition, participants develop individual action plans to put into place upon completing the academy.

We look forward to adding more informed and active metro-area residents to the 800-plus strong pool of Citizens' Academy alumni!




Applications for the spring session of Citizens' Academy are now open! 

Classes are from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Thursday from April 2 through May 14, at DRCOG's office in downtown Denver. Get answers to frequently-asked questions here.

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