GNLI announces new class

DULUTH - The new class of the Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute has been announced for the 2008-09 program year.

Residents were selected across the county to participate in a community leadership training program designed to train and empower residents to become actively engaged in their communities.

The program runs one Saturday a month for eight consecutive months and will end with a graduation ceremony. Participants are required to develop service projects as a graduation component. Projects will be presented to the public in early March.

For information on the program or to submit an application for next year's class, visit www.gnli.org.

The members of the GNLI class are pictured. Not pictured is Paris Brooklyn-Baker.