The Neighborhood Empowerment Network leverages a community development approach to advance a neighborhood’s disaster resilience. By fusing together methods such as human centered design, collective impact and experiential leadership development, we’ve created a program that empowers neighborhoods to craft and implement culturally competent strategies that strengthen their capacity to negotiate times of stress and protect the health and well-being of all residents, especially the vulnerable.
The NEN aligns the expertise, programs and resources of our member organizations in support of communities as they craft and implement culturally competent Resilience Action Plans that guide their investments at the individual, organizational and community levels by focusing on connection, capacity building and resource acquisition and management.
At the core of the Empowered Communities Program are a growing suite of programs and resources created for, and in partnership with, our community partners.
Communities are always looking for new tools and resources to increase their capacity to advance their pursuit of resilience. The NEN is committed to creating a one stop shop for developing new assets and inventorying existing ones.
The NEN believes that convening people together is an essential step in building true resilience. The NEN supports a broad suite of events that bring together stakeholders from all sectors to elevate and celebrate this work.
The field of resilience is expanding everyday and a key generator for innovation is this space is the injection of new ideas and approaches. Our blog is a place where our community can elevate its voice.
As the disasters become more frequent and pervasive, the media is paying more attention to initiatives like the NEN. Check out some of the coverage here…
The NEN has had the pleasure to travel all over the world to engage communities about their efforts to recover from disaster and be more resilient. Here their stories here.
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If you’d like to learn more about the NEN, its mission and how you can contribute then contact us here and let’s connect.