Stephen Yenke

MPA, 2018

Communications Coordinator, Mutual Housing Association of Greater Hartford


Stephen Yenke is currently the Communications Coordinator at the Mutual Housing Association of Greater Hartford. MHAGH is a nonprofit that develops high-quality affordable housing and manages over 500 units in the Hartford area, while engaging residents in educational and leadership opportunities. Stephen previously worked at the Partnership for Strong Communities, a research and advocacy nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness in Connecticut and promoting affordable housing in the state.

While a senior at UConn, Stephen interned at the Connecticut General Assembly. He was later appointed as an assistant clerk for the Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee, and then the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee. During this time, Stephen also worked as a commission clerk for the Town of Simsbury.

While pursuing his MPA, Stephen interned at the Charter Oak Cultural Center, a nonprofit that provides free arts classes to Hartford youth. He also worked as a state senate campaign manager, a technical writer, and an improv comedy instructor.

Stephen holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, both from the University of Connecticut.

Stephen Yenke
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