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Education + Services

Home buyer, financial counseling, and rental education is provided at MHAGH to empower our communities and enhance leadership.

Leadership Academy

The MHLA (Mutual Housing Leadership Academy) was started in 2009 for MHAGH residents who were interested in receiving training to become effective leaders. The program expanded in 2011 to include non-residents who live in the Greater Hartford area. We currently have over 400 graduates and close to 100 MHLA Alumni Association members!

The MHLA develops leadership skills in individuals while simultaneously cultivating strong, focused groups of connected people who continue their efforts after graduation. This group approach enforces peer accountability and develops a sustainable impact within the community.

WHAT IS INVOLVED

  • 10 classroom workshops
  • One community project with a small group
  • One individual final presentation
  • One group reflection and presentation

PARTICIPATION BENEFITS

  • Networking opportunities
  • Leadership development (public speaking, community asset mapping, project planning and execution, and more!)
  • Opportunity to travel and participate in the Community Leadership Institute, sponsored by NeighborWorks America
  • Membership to the MHLA Alumni Association

PAST PROJECTS

  • Neighborhood Clean-up
  • Combating Childhood Obesity
  • Women's Health & Resource Fair
  • Family Fun Day
  • Support for Homeless Individuals
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention

For more information or to get involved in the Alumni Association contact Deborah Broaden.