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Press Release

Release date: 9/6/2023

                                                                                          MEDIA ADVISORY
Sept. 6, 2023
Lindsay Moore, NeighborWorks America Media
[email protected]
Next stop: Limitless possibilities; Emerging real estate leaders graduate from NeighborWorks' program
On Sept. 20, 18 real estate professionals from around the country will graduate from an inaugural program committed to empowering and developing talent, particularly leaders of color. NeighborWorks America’s Advancing Leaders in Real Estate Program provides participants with one-on-one mentoring and in-person and online training, including at NeighborWorks Training Institutes. Advancing Leaders in Real Estate, created with support from JPMorgan Chase, is a nine-month program for emerging project managers for NeighborWorks network organizations in the Northeast and Southern Regions. Black professionals participating in the program comprise 26% of participants, and 53% are professionals of color.
Speakers at the graduation include:

  • Dr. Christie Cade, regional vice president of the Southern Region at NeighborWorks America; mentor, Advancing Leaders in Real Estate Program
  • Joan Straussman, regional vice president of the Northeast Region at NeighborWorks America
  • Cindy Holler, president & CEO, Community Housing Capital; mentor, Advancing Leaders in Real Estate Program
  • Vidya Ramakrishnan, asset manager at Housing and Neighborhood Development Services, Inc. (HANDS); participant, Advancing Leaders in Real Estate Program
  • Felix Moulier, project manager at St. Joseph’s Carpenter Society; participant, Advancing Leaders in Real Estate Program
WHAT:  Advancing Leaders in Real Estate Program graduation
WHEN:  Wednesday, Sept. 20, 4-6 p.m. ET
Event highlights:
WHERE: Media may attend by contacting Lindsay Moore at [email protected] to receive information regarding check in. Press credentials must be shown upon arrival. NeighborWorks America Headquarters (1255 Union St. N.E., Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20002)


About NeighborWorks America 
For more than 40 years, Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp., a national, nonpartisan nonprofit known as NeighborWorks America, has strived to make every community a place of opportunity. Our network of excellence includes nearly 250 members in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. NeighborWorks offers grant funding, peer exchange, technical assistance, evaluation tools, and access to training as the nation's leading trainer of housing and community development professionals. NeighborWorks network organizations provide residents in their communities with affordable homes, owned and rented; financial counseling and coaching; community building through resident engagement; and collaboration in the areas of health, employment, and education.