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Education | Empathy | Empowerment

Welcome to the Aspire Development Cohorts, a transformative journey for individuals passionate about empowering their cities through housing and community development knowledge. 

At Populace Community Strategy, we believe in cultivating the next generation of diverse real estate developers awho are committed to making a positive impact in their communities while increasing the economic opportunities. Our Aspire Development Cohorts offer a unique opportunity for participants to immerse themselves in a dynamic learning environment focused on creating thriving, inclusive neighborhoods.

Whether you're a high school junior or senior exploring your career path or a professional adult seeking to launch or advance your real estate development career, our cohorts are designed to meet you where you are and empower you to reach new heights.

Our program spans 4-6 months, during which you will engage in hands-on learning, mentorship, and networking opportunities tailored to your specific goals and interests. Through a blend of coursework, workshops, site visits, and collaborative projects, you'll gain the knowledge, skills, and insights needed to drive meaningful change in the housing landscape.

The Aspire Development Cohorts consist of two distinct tracks:

High School Cohort: For 11th and 12th graders with a passion for community development and a desire to explore careers in real estate. This track provides a foundational understanding of housing issues and introduces participants to the principles of sustainable development and social impact.

 

Professional Cohort: Geared towards adults looking to embark on or advance their careers in real estate development with a community-focused approach. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out, this track offers specialized training and mentorship to help you navigate the complexities of the industry while staying true to your mission.

Join us on this journey of growth, discovery, and empowerment as we work together to build resilient, affordable, and inclusive communities for all. Together, we can Aspire to create a brighter future for housing in Tennessee and beyond.

High School Aspire Development Cohort

Welcome to the High School Aspire Cohort Program (4 Months)

Are you a high school junior or senior with a passion for making a difference in your community? Are you curious about how real estate development can play a vital role in shaping the neighborhoods we live in? If so, the High School Aspire Development Cohort  is tailor-made for you!

About the Program:
The High School Aspire Development Cohort Program is a unique opportunity for young changemakers to dive deep into the world of community development and affordable housing. Over the course of four months, you'll embark on a transformative journey of learning, exploration, and hands-on experience, guided by industry experts and seasoned professionals.

What to Expect:
During the program, you'll explore the fundamentals of community development and real estate development, gaining insights into the challenges and opportunities in creating thriving, inclusive neighborhoods. Through a combination of interactive workshops, site visits, guest speaker sessions, and group projects, you'll develop a holistic understanding of the complexities of housing issues and the role of developers in addressing them.

Why Join the Aspire Development Cohort:
-Hands-on Learning: Engage in experiential learning opportunities that go beyond the classroom, including site visits to real estate development projects and collaborative group projects.
  
- Expert Guidance: Learn from industry experts, community leaders, and experienced professionals who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and insights with the next generation of community developers.
  
- Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded peers who share your passion for community development and affordable housing, building a supportive network that will continue to inspire and empower you long after the program ends.

Ready to Make a Difference?
If you're ready to embark on a journey of discovery, empowerment, and impact, then the High School Aspire Development Cohort Program is for you. Join us as we Aspire to create vibrant resilient communities where everyone has access to safe, healthy, affordable housing and an inclusive community.


Interested?  Complete this
Interest form to be added to our email/events list and to be alerted about upcoming program and application dates. dates and Join and be part of the change-makers shaping the future of housing in Tennessee and beyond!

Adult Aspire Development Cohort

Welcome to the Adult Aspire Development Cohort Program (6 months)

Are you a professional adult with a passion for real estate development and a drive to make a meaningful impact in your community?

 

Are you looking to launch or grow your career in real estate with a focus on community-driven initiatives?

 

If so, the Adult Aspire Development Cohort Program is designed specifically for you.

 

About the Program:

The Adult Aspire Cohort Program is a comprehensive six-month journey designed to equip aspiring real estate developers with the knowledge, skills, and network needed to succeed in today's dynamic housing landscape. Whether you're just starting out in your career or looking to advance to the next level, this program offers a unique opportunity to gain practical experience, mentorship, and guidance from industry experts.

What to Expect:

Throughout the program, you'll delve deep into the intricacies of real estate development through a series of interactive workshops, case studies, site visits, and hands-on projects. From market analysis and feasibility studies to sustainable design principles and advocacy strategies, you'll acquire the tools and insights needed to navigate the complexities of the industry while staying true to your mission of creating thriving, inclusive communities.

Why Join the Aspire Cohort:

- Specialized Training:  Gain specialized training and expertise in housing and community development, including affordable and workforce housing initiatives.
 
- Mentorship and Guidance:  Receive one-on-one mentorship and guidance from seasoned professionals who are passionate about helping you succeed in your career.
 
- Networking Opportunities:  Connect with a diverse group of peers, industry leaders, and community stakeholders, building valuable relationships that will support you throughout your career journey.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

If you're ready to take your career in real estate development to the next level and make a lasting impact in your community, then the Adult Aspire Cohort Program is for you.

Join us as we Aspire to create vibrant, equitable communities where everyone has access to safe, affordable housing.

 

Interested?  Complete this Interest form to be added to our email/events list and to be alerted about upcoming program and application dates. dates and Join and be part of the change-makers shaping the future of housing in Tennessee and beyond!

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