2015 Intersections Conference: Scholarships for Catholic Leaders
Are you looking for ways to build a solid foundation for change in your community? Do you believe that all people have a right to a secure and stable home? Do you believe that a community come together to ensure housing for a family today and for tomorrow? Come to Intersections 2015 in Lexington, KY from October 19-22, presented by the National Community Land Trust Network, to learn more about the radical community land trust model and how it can improve the lives and dignity of low-income families in your community.
Through the generous support of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, the Network is thrilled to offer conference scholarships for Catholic leaders and volunteers. Scholarship applications are due by 5PM Pacific on Friday, August 21.
About Community Land Trusts
A community land trust (CLT) is a nonprofit organization that provides lasting community assets and permanently affordable housing to people who are marginalized by the market. Through an inclusive governance structure that puts low-income households in the driver’s seat, CLTs inherently believe in the dignity of low-income families and enact a preferential treatment for the poor.
The CLT model strives to balance what is best for individual families right now with what is best for the community over the long-term. It is a vision with its roots in the teachings of the Catholic Church and in the actions of those involved with the Catholic Worker movement and beyond. In fact, one of the earliest CLTs, Woodland Community Land Trust, was founded in 1978 in East Tennessee by Marie Cirillo, who left the Sisterhood in order to do community development full-time.
About Intersections 2015
Intersections 2015, presented by the National Community Land Trust Network, is the only national conference dedicated to permanently affordable housing and the creation and preservation of just, equitable and inclusive communities across the country and around the globe. The conference is expected to draw more than 300 professionals to Lexington, Kentucky, October 19-22, 2015.
Apply for a Scholarship!
The Network is thrilled to offer scholarships to Catholic leaders and volunteers to help cover the cost of registering for and attending the conference. Applications are due by 5PM Pacific on Friday, August 21.
About the National Community Land Trust Network
The Network is a national membership organization of community land trusts (CLTs) and permanently affordable homeownership (PAH) programs that are committed to individual, social and economic transformation that changes the intergenerational outcomes of lower-income families and communities.
For more information about this Scholarship Opportunity, please e-mail Beth Sorce here.