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The Connected Communities Series Returns for 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Faith Higgins, Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator     
Pensacola Habitat for Humanity
850-434-5456
fhiggins@pensacolahabitat.org

The Connected Communities Series Returns for 2019

Pensacola, FL (January 18, 2019) Connected Communities is a resident education series offered by Pensacola Habitat for Humanity and facilitated by the Neighborhood Revitalization department. The 6-month series offers local guidance and support from community leaders in how to advance change and impact the community. Attendees from neighborhoods across Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties convene to learn how to lead and influence needed changes in their community while connecting, networking and learning best practices from other resident leaders.

“Last year’s Connected Communities series strengthened attendees’ sense of advocacy abilities and skills, while also providing a powerful networking opportunity and personal and professional development,” said Faith Higgins, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator. “The 2019 Connected Communities series will build on last year’s series will continue to bring some wonderful tools and resources to our community,” noted Faith.

The 2019 Connected Communities series scheduled monthly:

All Sessions run from 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Thursday, January 24th – New Year, YOU Lead
Re-Discovering Your Leadership Potential

Tuesday, February 19th – Love Thy Neighbor(hood) 
How to Grow Neighborhood Relations/Community Pride Planning

Tuesday, March 19th – Order! Order in the Neighborhood!
Neighborhood Groups and Their Impact

Tuesday April 16th – The Art of Being Heard
Public Speaking and How to Advocate for Your Community.

Tuesday May 21st – Because WE Said So
Youth Making an Impact (Youth Lead Workshop/Panel)

Thursday June 20th – “Celebrating Progress”
Resident Leadership Party

For more information about Connected Communities and to reserve your spot, visit pensacolahabitat.org/workshops or contact Faith Higgins at 850-434-5456.

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About Pensacola Habitat for Humanity

Founded in 1981, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical, Christian ministry whose purpose is to improve communities through sustainable partnerships. Having built and renovated over 1,300 homes, Pensacola Habitat seeks new and innovative ways to positively impact the community through various meaningful projects, including their Home Buyer and Neighborhood Revitalization programs. Pensacola Habitat for Humanity offers unique financing opportunities to qualified applicants to provide affordable home ownership in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. For more information, visit rethinkhabitat.org.

About Habitat for Humanity International

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.

About NeighborWorks America

For nearly 40 years, Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp. (d/b/a NeighborWorks America), a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit, has created opportunities for people to improve their lives and strengthen their communities by providing access to homeownership and safe, affordable rental housing. In the last five years, NeighborWorks organizations have generated more than $27.2 billion in reinvestment in these communities. NeighborWorks America is the nation's leading trainer of community development and affordable housing professionals. For more information, visit nw.org.