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RRHA Welcomes Public Housing Students for Summer Leadership Program

Watch the Youth Leadership and Employment Academy video here. To apply, fill out the application here.  

RICHMOND, VA–This summer, Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) welcomes its second cohort of students, ages of 8 – 18 from each of RRHA’s public housing communities for the 2nd Annual CEO Youth Leadership and Employment Academy (YLEA).  Applications are being accepted online for the program which has two sessions, July 11 – 29, 2022 and August 1 – 19, 2022. The deadline to apply is June 15, 2022.

“This program provides a wonderful opportunity to our public housing students to get hands-on experience that will benefit them throughout their lives. Additionally, it will help them become future leaders and businesspersons,” explained RRHA Interim CEO Sheila Hill Christian.

RRHA’s Resident Services division coordinates the effort. “In addition to the valuable work experience, students also participate in cultural enrichment and social skills building,” said Ralph Stuckey, RRHA’s Resident Services Director.

Last year, 62 students participated, working with RRHA professionals in areas such as administration, office, maintenance and technical occupations.  The students learned a variety of skills including plumbing, landscaping, how to properly make and take telephone calls and messages, send emails, and make copies.

Watch the YLEA video. And if you or your student is interested in attending, register here before June 15. 

For more information about RRHA events, initiatives and programs, visit our website at rrha.com, or on social media at Facebook,  Twitter. Linkedin, or Instagram. For general RRHA inquiries and information, call our Customer Call Service Center at (804) 780-4200 or toll free at 1 (833) 750-7742 (RRHA).