We are now accepting applications for our 2017 Resident Leadership Program!
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In March 2010, Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven launched its Building Leaders, Building Communities: Resident Leadership Program. The program was an essential element of the training and education component of our Neighborhood Revitalization Institute.
Based on a curriculum developed in conjunction with our national partner, NeighborWorks®America, the program consists of five units. The primary goals of this program are to transfer concrete leadership skills to New Haven residents, create a space for participants to share their experiences with one another and increase their sense of being agents of change. One key to achieving these goals starts with the fundamental belief that participants and the communities they represent are assets. Oftentimes leadership programs are built to fill in the “missing gaps” in emerging leaders rather than to hone the strengths they already possess or allow time to build confidence and skills. This program aims to change that paradigm.
We are pleased to be able to offer a new round of workshops for this year's program, and they are:
Building Leaders, Building Communities Curriculum (facilitators to be announced)
March 28, 2017: Art and Science of Leadership
April 4, 2017: Mapping Community Assets
April 18, 2017: Understanding Power for Community Change
May 2, 2017: Planning Successful Campaigns
May 9, 2017: Leading Great Meetings
Participants must attend at least four of the workshops listed above in order to receive a NeighborWorks Certificate. Sessions will be held from 6pm-8pm at NHS of New Haven. Dinner will be provided at 5:30pm.
HOW TO APPLY:
There are a number of options you can utilize when applying for our Resident Leadership Program. The application, as well as $20 registration fee, is due by March 14, 2017:
2) Click this link and print the application. Then mail to 333 Sherman Avenue, New Haven, CT 06614 (ATTN: Chandel Gibbs). Application must be received by March 14, 2017
3) If you do not have access to a computer, feel free to stop by our offices during normal business hours to pick one up and fill it out in person.
Stephen Cremin-Endes Director of Community Building and Organizing, Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven
Lee Cruz Community Outreach Director, the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Velma Geroge Neighborhood Specialist, the City of New Haven's Livable City Initiative
Erik Johnson former Director of the City of New Haven's Livable City Initiative
James Paley Executive Director, Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven
Sarah Parmenter Senior Specialist, Community Building Program at NeighborWorks America
Leslie Radcliffe New Haven City Plan Commissioner, NHS of New Haven Board member
Stacy Spell President, West River Neighborhood Services Corporation