The Neighborhood Empowerment Network is a cohort of government, non-profit, academic, faith-based, private sector, philanthropic and civic agencies and institutions. The NEN’s mission is to leverage the expertise, resources and programs of its member organizations to create and deploy tools and resources that empower communities to achieve their self-identified resilience goals. The NEN’s approach is a fusion of modern community development strategies with classic health, public safety and emergency management goals.
Specifically, the NEN leverages techniques such as place based planning, human centered design, asset based organizing and servant leadership to engage communities and ensure the transfer of ownership back to the Neighborhood of their resilience. As a result of partnering with the NEN, the community has the ability to build high performing local cross sector networks that craft culturally competent Resilience Action Plans which guide sustained investments at the individual, organizational and community levels that increase connection, capacity and the acquisition of essential resources.