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Management Leadership for Tomorrow and Fannie Mae to Offer Future Housing Leaders Fellowship


WASHINGTON, D.C. December 12, 2019 — Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) and Fannie Mae’s Future Housing Leaders announced the Future Housing Leaders Fellowship. This new MLT Career Prep track will allow college students to apply for internships through Future Housing Leaders, a program created to connect college students with leading employers in housing who are committed to diversity and inclusion, including Wells Fargo, Bozzuto, and Walker & Dunlop. 

The new, specialized track will allow MLT to tap into Future Housing Leaders’ employer network in professions such as housing finance, FinTech, and building and construction. The collaboration will also help Future Housing Leaders further its mission to help the program’s employer partners diversify their applicant pool.

Students accepted to the Future Housing Leaders Fellowship will be eligible for paid internships at more than 25 real estate companies that are recruiting for housing industry roles. Fellows will have access to industry-relevant training, opportunities to network with leaders in their field, as well as MLT’s professional coaching and winning playbook for career success.  

“MLT prepares African American, Latinx, and Native American women and men to secure high-trajectory post-college jobs that deliver economic mobility for them and their families, and then provides the social capital they need to become senior executives. This partnership will increase access to a wealth-generating industry in which minorities are underrepresented,” said MLT Founder and CEO John Rice. “Careers in the housing industry also offer the opportunity to have an impact on our communities, to expand access to affordable housing, and to address gaps in homeownership.” 

 “We know that companies are stronger and perform better when they are more diverse, and reflect the customers whom they serve,” said Nancy Jardini, Fannie Mae’s Chief of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion. “The Future Housing Leaders Fellowship will encourage even more college students to pursue a career in housing.” 

The partnership will provide MLT Fellows with valuable exposure to top housing industry professionals, resources, and networks. With MLT’s insights and experience, MLT Fellows will be better equipped to pursue and thrive in a multitude of housing industry careers.  


About Management Leadership for Tomorrow:
MLT is a nonprofit organization that is changing the face of leadership in the private and social sectors. MLT is fundamentally transforming the talent pipelines at its partner organizations, including more than 150 leading corporations, nonprofits, and graduate business schools. MLT’s Rising Leaders— 7,000 and growing—are propelling change across organizations, communities, and our country.

About Future Housing Leaders:
Future Housing Leaders connects college students with diverse backgrounds to paid internship and entry-level job opportunities in the housing industry offered by top employers who are actively engaged in promoting diversity in their workforce. By providing access to job opportunities in sectors like housing finance, real-estate, FinTech, and building and construction, Future Housing Leaders opens doors to careers in an important industry that makes a real impact in communities.


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