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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​About the Ann Arbor Community Academy

With the success of the Ann Arbor Citizens Police, Fire, and Courts Academy, City staff decided to launch the Ann Arbor Community Academy (A2CA) as a sister academy. A2CA provides a broader view of local government for Ann Arbor residents and deepens participants'  understanding of governmental functions and services.

During a series of weekly sessions, participants connect with City staff and officials in order to discover what goes into both long term planning and day-to-day operations throughout Ann Arbor. City staff hopes participants will be motivated to play a more active role in shaping the future of Ann Arbor, after participating in A2CA tours, presentations, and interactive activities in classes throughout Ann Arbor.​

A2CA Graduates are currently serving on the City Council, Municipal Water System Advisory Council, City Planning Commission, Ann Arbor Public Art Commission, as Election Inspectors, and are involved in other programs and projects throughout the City.

Name Change - Ann Arbor Community Academy

In accordance with the City of Ann Arbor's Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) initiative, the Ann Arbor Citizens Academy has been renamed the Ann Arbor Community Academy (A2CA). This change better reflects the City's commitment to​​ foster equity, openness, and transparency in our program.  ​

Applying to the Ann Arbor Community Academy

The interest form for A2CA 2021 is closed. Please note, due to the high level of interest in our program, preference is given to applicants residing in Ann Arbor City.​

If you are interested in participating in future Ann Arbor Community Academy classes​, and are 18 years of age or older, please fill out the A2CA Interest Form. You will be contacted early next year as program planning begins. ​​

Participant Photographs

Public Works Session Tour​                           (Photograph by Jonah Copi,  2018​ A2CA Graduate)


                           (Photograph by Jonah Copi, 2018 A2CA Graduate)

Ann Arbor Community Academy​