Only a few days remain to apply for the second annual Citizens Academy and Resource Education Series (Richardson CARES). The free, seven-week class series is offered to adults ages 18 and up to help them gain a better understanding and knowledge of the structure and function of the City of Richardson.

Classes will meet Sept. 5-Oct. 17, every Thursday from 6-9 p.m. CARES participants will meet City staff, learn about the day-to-day operations of Richardson’s government and discover ways to contribute and be an active participant. Each session will focus on a different function of the City and be presented by various departments, at various locations. The program will be interactive and include tours, on-site demonstrations and question-and-answer sessions.

For more information and an application, visit or stop by the City Secretary’s office in City Hall during regular business hours, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Deadline to apply is Aug. 1.