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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Meet the Instructor! Resident Leadership Program Highlight!

About the Resident Leadership Program: 
In March 2010, Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven launched its Building Leaders, Building Communities: Resident Leadership Program. The program was an essential element of the training and education component of our Neighborhood Revitalization Institute.

Instructor Highlight!
Stacy Spell will be the instructor for the third session of our resident leadership program (Understanding Power for Community Change).

Mr. Stacy Spell is the current Program Manager for Project Longevity – New Haven (PL-NH).  Mr. Spell attended New Hampshire College and is a veteran of the United States Army Military Police Corp. and retired from the New Haven Police Department as a Homicide Detective. During his time with the Police Department, he worked in the major crimes, firearms, and narcotic enforcement units and was assigned to the Connecticut State Police Gang Unit. He is one of the original founding members of the New Haven Police Department K-9 unit.  He is also the past president of the West River Neighborhood Services Corporation.

Mr. Spell has sat on the board of directors for the West River Neighborhood Services Corporation, The New Haven Land Trust, the Dwight Development Corporation, The Newhallville Community Center, and is currently a board member of Elmseed. Stacy is an active tutor at New Haven Reads, a member of the Urban League of Southern Connecticut and the chairman of the Deacon Board of Pitts Chapel U.F.W. Baptist Church. Mr. Spell lives by the motto that “a good man serves God, his family, and his community.  Mr. Spell has been the recipient of numerous civic awards for his community service and the 2011 New Haven Independent “Man of the Year.”


He is married to Virginia Spell, is the proud father of five children and five grandchildren.  Mr. Spell is an avid outdoorsman and gardener.  



REGISTER TODAY -- JUST 2 WEEKS UNTIL THE DEADLINE!
Participants must attend at least four of the workshops listed above in order to receive a NeighborWorks Certificate. Sessions will be held from 6pm-8pm at NHS of New Haven. Dinner will be provided at 5:30pm. 

March 28, 2017: Art and Science of Leadership
April 4, 2017: Mapping Community Assets
April 18, 2017: Understanding Power for Community Change
May 2, 2017: Planning Successful Campaigns
May 9, 2017: Leading Great Meetings

HOW TO APPLY:
There are a number of options you can utilize when applying for our Resident Leadership Program. The application, as well as $20 registration fee, is due by March 14, 2017:

1) Click this link and fill out the online form. Save the document on your computer and then email to cgibbs@nhsofnewhaven.org

2) Click this link and print the application. Then mail to 333 Sherman Avenue, New Haven, CT 06614 (ATTN: Chandel Gibbs). Application must be received by March 14, 2017

3) If you do not have access to a computer, feel free to stop by our offices during normal business hours to pick one up and fill it out in person. 

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