NHS of New Haven and other community development organizations within the NeighborWorks® network share best practices through a program called Peer-to-Peer Learning. This efficient and cost-effective process allows NHS and its peer organizations to learn the latest, most successful practices in community building strategies and resident leadership development. Through Peer-to-Peer Learning, we have shared our Cluster Approach to stabilization and revitalization within our target neighborhoods, and how we have implemented our Revitalization Demonstration Project (based on the Healthy Neighborhoods/Neighborhoods of Choice model from Baltimore) with peers from:


Riviera Beach, FL, 2016

Pocatello, ID, 2015

Roxbury, MA, 2015

Fitchburg, MA, 2015

Salt Lake City, UT, 2015

Silver Spring, MD, 2014

New Britain, CT, 2014

Waterbury, CT, 2014

Roxbury, MA, 2013

Poughkeepsie, NY, 2012

Louisville, KY, 2012

Toledo, OH, 2012

Chicago, IL, 2012

Green Bay, WI, 2011

North Las Vegas, NV, 2010

Waco, TX, 2010


Peer-to-Peer Learning is a great opportunity to share our successes and challenges; see other projects in action by witnessing and participating in community meetings in other regions; and to better understand theories of neighborhood change by seeing them in practice. NeighborWorks organizations whom we are grateful to have visited through this opportunity include:


Poughkeepsie, NY, 2015

Utica, NY, 2013

Lawrence, MA, 2012

Chelsea, MA, 2011

Woonsocket, Rhode Island, 2010