The RHI Institute is a comprehensive professional development training program for staff that provides time and training necessary to advance within the organization. Developing the skills and leadership capacity of community residents and ensuring that individuals are given the support they need to provide high quality youth and community building services is fundamental to our success and our sustainability.
We believe that the lessons learned, the curriculum we develop and the model for the Institute will be replicable in other place-based organizations. Ultimately young people who we serve benefit from seeing adults from their community in leadership roles, the community benefits from increased job access and economic development, and individuals benefit when they are able to develop the skills necessary to advance within the organization or to go beyond RHI to expand their professional experience. In 2016 RHI paid over $1M back into Red Hook through staff salaries.