People interested in seeking a spot in the Ankeny Leadership Institute (ALI) have until Aug. 1 to apply.

ALI was created by the city of Ankeny, the Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce, Ankeny Economic Development Corp. and Des Moines Area Community College Business Resources.

The program is six sessions long and is designed to increase people's knowledge about community involvement and leadership. Tuition is $800 and classes start Sept. 11. For more information, click here.