In order to receive a Certificate of Completion, and be considered an alumnus of the NYCELLI Program, participants must complete the following requirements:


The tuition for the program is $675 for private attorneys, $550 for government attorneys, and $425 for non-profit attorneys. For those experiencing financial hardship, a hardship subsidy is available upon request to ensure that no qualified applicant is denied participation for inability to pay.


Participants must attend all 8 meetings and at least 2 tours in order to graduate, in addition to completing their Environmental Quality Improvement Project. Should an absence, or lateness, be unavoidable, participants are expected to notify the Director at least 24 hours in advance.  Participants should plan to arrive at the meeting location 10-15 minutes before the scheduled start time.


Participants, in teams of three, must develop and implement a one-year Environmental Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) to improve the quality of the New York City environment and the health of its residents, including a presentation of a final report on their E-QIP experience, outcomes, and lessons learned to the following year’s NYCELLI class.


Participants will each be responsible for writing a digest of one meeting summarizing the content and focusing on remaining challenges and opportunities for action and leadership.


By the end of each course the class will select one participant to serve on the NYCELLI Board of Advisors for a three-year term. Board service involves attending occasional meetings and providing guidance and support for the Institute.