Neighborhood leaders build relationships and celebrate projects. Photo credit: Ian Christmann

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.

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Neighborhood Leaders Making a Difference

Neighborhood Leader: IfeMichelle Gardin ›

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.

Foundation Empowers Neighborhood Leaders to Make a Difference ›

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.

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Neighborhood Leaders in Action

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Neighborhood Leader: IfeMichelle Gardin

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.

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The Christopher and Mary Hamilton Fund

Est. 2020 by Dr. Cheryl Hamilton.

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Projects2PhD Fund

Est. 2021 by Don C. Sawyer III, PhD

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