Neighborhood Academy

Manchester - posted Jan, 11 2013

The Manchester Health Department and Department of Emergency Management are sponsoring a two-part training for individuals interested in volunteering for local recovery efforts in the event of a disaster. The training sessions will be held on Feb. 7 and 14 from 6 to 9 p.m at the Manchester Emergency Operations Center, 321 Olcott St., Manchester. Refreshments will be served and there is no charge to attend the training. To register, contact Maryann Cherniak Lexius at 860-647-3173 or Don Jannelle at 860-647-5259. The Manchester Neighborhood Academy will offer a free financial literacy class in February for adults who live, work, or attend school in Manchester. “Financial Education 101 for Adults” will meet at the East Side Public Safety Youth Center, 153 Spruce St., on Tuesdays, Feb. 5 through April 9 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Using FDIC Money Smart Curriculum, instructors will educate participants about banking services, consumer rights, savings methods, credit card management, home ownership, and recovering from financial set-backs. Register for the course any time online by visiting, or contact the Office of Neighborhoods and Families at 860-647-3089 during regular daytime business hours. A free course, “Youth Leadership 101: Project Citizen” will be offered for students grades 6-9 who live in or attend school in Manchester. The 10-week civic education program educates participants about the methods and procedures used in our governmental processes. The goal of the course is to develop the students’ commitment to active citizenship and governance. “Youth Leadership 101” will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m, Feb. 6 through April 17 at the East Side Public Safety Youth Center on 153 Spruce St. in Manchester. Register anytime online at, or call the Office of Neighborhoods and Families at 860-647-3089 during daytime business hours.

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