The Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN) is an alliance of residents, neighborhood and merchant associations, nonprofits and faith–based organizations, foundations and academic institutions. Over these past 10 years it has leveraged the immense resources and expertise within its ranks to create a ground breaking suite of tools, resources and methodologies to advance resilience at the community level with a bottom up, grassroots approach.
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2018 Resilient Bayview Heatwave Workshop
Join us at the Bayview Hunter’s Point YMCA, where you will collaborate and construct an extreme weather resilience strategy to advance your community’s resilience. Expand your network and knowledge by participating in the Strategy exercise.
On May 16th, community resilience champions from across the Bay Area will come together to learn about the very latest data regarding the impact of a massive earthquake on our neighborhoods and how we can empower them to survive and recover. Powered by the Neighborhood Empowerment Network, The Earthquake Country Alliance, The USGS, Microsoft and more – this event will provide all that attend a roadmap for building a more resilient future for the communities they support.
Resilience is about strengthening our community’s response and adaptation to big changes and deep challenges. Our mission is to build strong neighborhoods in San Francisco where everyone lives and works in a healthy, resilient community led by local networks that are rich in trust and reciprocity.
The NEN leverages strategic partnerships to develop programs, tools and technical resources that neighborhood stakeholders can utilize as they build thriving communities that are well-positioned to navigate times of stress. We have developed the methods and the means to transform our lifestyles, social connections, shared spaces and places, and local economies at the grassroots level.
NEN News & Upcoming Events
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We host meetings of neighborhood champions; develop neighborhood resource tables with diverse representation; and gather organizations, businesses, local governments and others to build community resilience.
Browse our publications, webinars, toolkits, and guides. Explore our curated catalogue of links to free resources from other groups and organizations doing important work in helping build resilience in San Francisco and around the world.
The Neighborhood Empowerment Network is a cohort of agencies with a single mission: Build truly resilient neighborhoods that can withstand stress of any kind at the individual, organizational and community levels.