Civic Academy

Civic Academy participants watch a presentation.

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Welcome to the home of the Civic Academy (formerly 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 Civic Academy alumni!




Applications for the spring 2024 Civic Academy are open from Feb. 27 through March 22. The spring 2024 academy will be held on Thursday nights from 6- 9 p.m., April 11 through May 23. DRCOG is excited to announce the spring 2024 Civic Academy will be hosted in both English and Spanish!

Check out the highlights from the fall 2024 Civic Academy.