Neighbors For 
Better Neighborhoods

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I get any training before I start?

Absolutely. Resident Leaders receive training at the beginning of their contract, as well as on-going and project-specific training during their contract.

What skills do I need to have?

Resident leaders must have strong communication, writing, and computer skills.  You also need the ability to bring people together focusing on a shared goal; conflict management, and group dynamic skills.

Who is eligible?

NBN’s Resident Leader Program is open to all U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens age 21 and older who live in the Boston-Thurmond or Reynoldstown neighborhoods.


Do I get paid?

Resident Leaders receive $15,000 for a year of service, with a minimum of 20 hours per week.