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. 



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: (Deadline Extended! March 23):


1) Click this link and fill out the online form. Save the document on your computer and then email to cgibbs@nhsofnewhaven.org


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. 



Past Facilitators:


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 George 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