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Neighborhood Allies News:
Like so many other things, the Real Estate Co-powerment Series looked a little different during 2020; yet, that didn’t stop us from equipping community members with the knowledge and skills to be involved in the development happening in their communities. Omicelo Cares taught courses virtually amid the pandemic, and thus provided 68 more passionate individuals with valuable real estate knowledge and a support network that enables them to become active and meaningful participants in their community’s revitalization.
The Real Estate Co-Powerment Series has graduated 9 cohorts over 5 years, with over 90% of participants identifying as African-American and 55% of participants identifying as women. During this time, average course sign-ups have increased by 300% with a recurring waiting list. Over 50 real estate investment properties have been purchased by graduates.
Additionally, graduates of the Real Estate Co-Powerment Series are now also offered a year of free membership to the Urban Land Institute (ULI) – the oldest and largest network of cross-disciplinary real estate and land use experts in the world whose mission is to shape the future of the built environment for transformative impact in communities worldwide. 13 (and counting) recent and past graduates have received this membership as a result of a new partnership between Neighborhood Allies, Omicelo Cares, and ULI!