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Professional Development Committee

NHC/Young Leaders in Affordable Housing (YLAH) is excited to announce that applications for the 2015 Mentoring Program are now open!

If you’d like to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity, be sure to complete the online application here and email your resume to ylahmail@gmail.com by February 20th. Matches will be made at the end of February and announced in early March. We will have a kickoff event for mentees and mentors in late March. Attendance is strongly encouraged. We are also looking for mentors! If you know someone who would be a great mentor, please send them this link and encourage them to participate!

Feel free to contact Tina Dudley at 202-649-3918 or tdudley@enterprisecommunity.org with any questions. We look forward to working with you!


Philanthropy and Community Service Committee

If you live and/or work in the District of Columbia, you are no doubt aware that DC is experiencing skyrocketing rents and prices and rapid gentrification. We need to show that District residents from all walks of life support strong funding for local affordable housing resources. In addition, more affordable housing production means more jobs for those of us who work at the local level!

Please join your YLAH friends supporting the Housing For All campaign's "DC Is Our Home."

Phone bank with YLAH!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

5:30-8:30 PM at WeWork Shaw (Old Wonderbread Factory),641 S Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001

RSVP to Eva.wingren@gmail.com. YLAH has committed to bringing at least 5 people. Phone scripts, phones, and pizza will be provided.


Events Committee

YLAH will be hosting a night of Cards Against Urbanity with drinks. Stay tuned for more details!



Events Committee

January Happy Hour will be on Friday, January 22 from 4:30pm - 7:00pm at Penn Social (801 E Street NW).

The 2014 Annual YLAH Holiday Party will be on Thursday, December 4th from 6:30pm to 9pm at Local 16 (1602 U St NW.) Holiday attire is actively encouraged!


Philanthropy and Community Service Committee

DC Central Kitchen - Volunteer Opportunity

Hoping to volunteer and network more this year? Start off 2015 right with a fun-filled Friday afternoon of service followed by happy hour!  Assist with basic food prep at DC Central Kitchen alongside other YLAH members.  Head to Penn Social afterwards and be rewarded with a beverage on YLAH.  Help yourself and others eat, drink, and be merry past the holiday season!

Afternoon Meal Prep at DC Central Kitchen:

Happy Hour at Penn Social:

Friday, January 23rd

1:00 to 4:00 pm

425 2nd Street NW

Washington, DC 20001



Our charity partner for this year's holiday party will be the local nonprofit Transitional Housing Corporation (THC). THC strives to end family homelessness in the District of Columbia through the provision of a continuum of housing opportunities wrapped by comprehensive supportive services.

More than 20 of THC's families are currently in great need of laundry and house cleaning supplies. These are items that often end up taking the back seat, so be sure to bring along something to donate!  Laundry detergent, dryer sheets, and all-purpose cleaner are particularly needed, but all supplies are welcome. Help YLAH provide "soap for hope!"


Professional Development and Mentorship Committee 

YLAH will be recruiting participants in its signature Mentorship Program, which will match mentees with seasoned professionals in the affordable housing industry. Our diverse mentors represent all facets of the field, including policy think tanks, financial institutions, federal agencies, developers and supportive services.

Stay tuned for more information!

Interested in helping to expand YLAH’s programming? Join a committee! Email Leah Logan, Senior Director of Membership, Meetings and Development and NHC Liaison to YLAH at llogan@nhc.org.