Habitat CEO Selected to Teach Community Capacity Building at N. C. State University

Tammy Laurence, CEO of Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity (FAHFH), has been chosen by N.C. State University’s Institute for Nonprofits to teach Community Capacity Building beginning this fall in the Achieving Collaborative Capacity for Executive Success (ACCES), executive leadership program. She will continue her role as CEO at FAHFH.

Laurence has been selected to work with Leadership Fellows Academy participants- a program supported by the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services. Leadership Fellows Academy participants desire to start programs and/or organizations in the state of N.C. that can support individuals who enter recovery. They have been through a Phase I technical leadership program with the Institute for Nonprofits and are now graduating to their Phase II Leadership Program, ACCES.

Laurence will be one of four instructors for the ACCES program, and will lead the “Community Capacity Building” module which focuses on community assessment, engagement, and using tools such as Appreciative Inquiry, and Community Asset Mapping.

The Leadership Fellows Academy ACCES program begins August 30.

“Community development is my passion,” said Laurence, who has been with FAHFH for four years. “I am fortunate to have the opportunity to combine academics and real life experience in community development, building collaborative networks, and neighborhood revitalization. This teaching opportunity affords the opportunity to teach others the importance of working collaboratively to achieve great results!”

About Habitat for Humanity

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Incorporated in 1988, Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc. is a North Carolina nonprofit corporation and is a designated 501(c) (3) by the Internal Revenue Service.


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