NELP XI: Class Project

Excerpt from the September
Cottage Quarterly

NELP XI: Class Project

The Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program (NELP) is an innovative 10- month professional development program engaging emerging leaders in a process to learn effective and ethical leadership skills to take back to their respective organizations and communities. CHI was honored to be chosen as Class XI’s NELP Project this year.

In September, Class XI presented the Project reportout with their results. During the course of this year, the Class worked to build more brand awareness for Cottage Housing, spearheaded our Big Day of Giving Campaign, provided advocacy training for the Board of Directors, and interviewed staff, residents, and Board Members on their experiences, frustrations, and dreams for the future of the agency.

In association with KJ-2 Productions, the Class created new video and photo campaigns and materials for social media posts. They approached their challenge with enthusiasm and fulfilled an ambitious and complex self created plan.

We at CHI are endlessly grateful to these talented, committed, caring, and energized members of NELP Class XI and to KJ-2 Productions for their support of the Project and Cottage Housing.


Cottage Housing, Inc.’s program participants need to do things for themselves, but they can’t do everything alone. You can help them create a brighter future. Involvement options begin by attending a community meeting at either site.
Please contact Kiera O'Connor or Cynthia Hunt to schedule a visit.