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 close to 100 MHLA Alumni and are still growing!

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


  • 10 classroom workshops
  • One (1) community project with a small group
  • One (1) individual final presentation
  • One (1) group reflection and presentation


  • 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


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

For more information, to find out when the next MHLA session takes place, or to get involved in the Alumni Association contact Deborah Broaden (860-206-5270). You may also Register Online for our next session.