The spring Neighborhood Leadership Academy begins Tuesday, March 30.

The spring Neighborhood Leadership Academy begins Tuesday, March 30.

The 10-week course is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. each Tuesday in Room 216 of the Rogue Community College/Southern Oregon University Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett, St. in Medford.

A collaborative effort of RCC and the West Medford Community Coalition, the academy is meant to promote increased civic and neighborhood involvement by residents, high school and RCC students, business and nonprofit leaders and community leaders.

Volunteers teach the courses and lead each class in a community project that the participants select.

The class may be taken for three college credits. If taken for credit, RCC tuition and fees apply.

Scholarships are available courtesy the Carpenter Foundation.

Dinner is provided, and reimbursement for child care is available if requested in advance.

For more information or to register, contact Louise Dix of the West Medford Community Coalition at 541-608-6774 or louisedix@yahoo.com. At RCC, contact Erika Giesen at 541-245-7500, Ext. 3025 or egiesen@roguecc.edu.

— Paris Achen