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Training Partnerships and Collaborations

Maximizing the reach and effectiveness of skill-building

At NeighborWorks, we believe the best way to extend our training to everyone who needs it is to develop strategic relationships with organizations who believe, like we do, in the importance of affordable housing and quality of community life. These relationships enhance our offerings and bring important knowledge and skill building directly to those who serve residents and citizens across the US. Explore some of our partnerships and collaborations by visiting the links below:

The CDFI Fund -- Capacity Building Initiative

The Capacity Building Initiative was designed to address key issues affecting CDFIs, including affordable housing and business lending, portfolio management, risk assessment, foreclosure prevention, training in CDFI business processes, and assistance with liquidity and capitalization challenges. The Fund contracted NeighborWorks America as a provider of training and technical assistance designed to build the capacity of CDFIs in these critical business areas, as well as in the specialized area of operating a CDFI in Native American country. In addition to coursework, the Initiative also included direct on-site technical assistance and individualized capacity-building plans, and focused on extending CDFI coverage to underserved communities, especially in rural areas.

CDFIs can access recorded webinar content and extensive lists of resources via the resource banks on the CDFI Capacity Building Initiative website. Native CDFI Growth and Excellence: The Leadership Journey -- an extensive cohort program for sixteen Native CDFIs -- is an ongoing program.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development -- Supporting Homeownership

It is a well-documented fact that homeownership is made possible – and sustainable – through effective consumer financial education and counseling. NeighborWorks America has a strong partnership with HUD, and we’re pleased to provide a wide range of in-class and online training for homeownership counselors and managers to support HUD’s efforts. HUD provides significant scholarship funding for the homeownership industry, making it possible for NeighborWorks to provide some of our training tuition-free.

NAHRO -- Multi-Faceted Training Offerings

An important aspect of NAHRO’s mission is to ensure that housing and community development professionals have the leadership skills, education, information and tools to effectively serve low- to moderate-income communities in a rapidly changing environment. NAHRO and NeighborWorks have developed a comprehensive partnership that provides access to NeighborWorks training for professionals at all levels of experience. In addition, we will soon launch a "hybrid" certification -- Certified Community Revitalization & Development Professional -- that incorporates critical components of both NAHRO and NeighborWorks coursework and focuses on the unique needs of the housing authority arena.

Roger Williams University -- Collaborating for College Credit

NeighborWorks is collaborating with Roger Williams University -- a leading online university -- to provide special benefits to learners who participate in NeighborWorks training offerings. Benefits include a significant discount on RWU courses following completion of a NeighborWorks course, and credit hours for NeighborWorks training that are applicable to a RWU degree.

 

 

 

Does your organization see potential in forming an alliance with NeighborWorks?  Call us at (800) 438-5547 or e-mail us at nti@nw.org.

 

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