The Community Foundation's Neighborhood Leadership Program builds community and strengthens relationships. Participants take leadership training workshops that teach effective ways to work with groups in their neighborhood. At the end the training, participants can receive a grant to implement a project of their choice.
Neighborhood Leaders Making a Difference
After years of enjoying the annual Harlem Book Fair and other similar events in New York City, IfeMichelle Gardin decided New Haven needed a literary festival of its own.
The Neighborhood Leadership Program "helped me build a level of trust with my neighbors," says condo owner and program graduate Jacquelyn Pheanious, who organized neighbors to reactivate a dormant board.