NHC is pleased to announce its new partnership with the Young Leaders in Affordable Housing –a dynamic network for students and professionals under 35 years of age focused on providing professional development and leadership opportunities for its members in the affordable housing field.
In line with NHC’s mission, the Young Leaders are committed to advancing the goals of providing housing to low- and moderate-income individuals and families and to revitalizing communities nationwide. Activities hosted by the Young Leaders Network will include networking events, site visits to successful affordable housing developments, and educational programs designed to introduce the Young Leaders to a variety of industry topics, which may be complementary to the work they are performing in their careers.
In order to celebrate this collaboration, NHC and the Young Leaders will be co-hosting a number of events over the next few months. These include an “Introduction to NHC” reception on October 27th, a kick-off event to launch the Young Leaders in November, and a Young Leader’s holiday party in December.
To become a Young Leader, please go to NHC’s website and register. There will be a small membership fee of $50 for the full-membership level (for those with careers in affordable housing who want leadership opportunities, event planning input, voting privileges, etc.) and $25 for the associate membership (for full-time students looking for a career in affordable housing, government fellowships, interns, and Hill staffers). Individuals may begin signing up and paying dues as a Young Leader starting on September 22, 2010. This introductory fee will cover membership through December 2011.
We look forward to helping cultivate the next generation of leader in affordable housing as we move forward with this exciting new partnership. If you are interested in helping develop this group by mentoring a Young Leader, speaking at or sponsoring a Young Leader event, please contact Clare Duncan, NHC’s Policy Associate and liaison to the Young Leaders Network, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 466-2121, Ext. 228.