The NEN works side by side with communities as they advance their self-identified resilience goals by fusing classic community development models with a collective impact approach. This method is now encapsulated in the Empowered Communities Program (ECP). As a result of creating the ECP, the NEN has been able to move ownership of community resilience down to the neighborhood level, where it rightfully belongs.
Specifically, the ECP offers communities a bottom-up planning and implementation process that puts community leadership in charge of creating their resilience strategy from the very beginning; as a result, it increases the likelihood of sustained participation by key local stakeholders at the neighborhood level.
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