The HUB – A cohort of cross sector agencies (i.e. libraries, supermarkets, schools, faith based orgs. & non-profits) that reside in close proximity to each other that works together every day on advancing their individual resilience, and have the capacity to come together and support the needs of their surrounding community during times of stress.
The Neighborhood Support Center – This resource supports agencies of any sector advance their ability to meet their existing disaster resilience goals during times of stress as well as increase their capacity to expand, or modify, their mission to meet the needs of nearby organizations and individuals.
The Neighborfest – Social cohesion is an essential ingredient of any community’s ability to meet its disaster goals. There is no better way to build social cohesion at the block level that by hosting a block party. The Neighborfest Host Toolkit provides residents with a step by step process that helps them assemble a high performing team of volunteers to craft and implement event plans that will bring their neighbors together and increase their individual and collective resilience.
The NEN Leadership Academies –
An early academic partner of the NEN’s was the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Acting in Time Initiative who performed extensive research on community resilience in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. A key takeaway was the importance of investing in the development of strong, effective local leadership. Over the last four years, the NEN has partnered with two agencies, CORO & APRI, to create leadership academies that empowering today’s, and tomorrow’s, emerging leaders to steward San Francisco to a more resilient future.
- The District 11 Leadership Academy –
This is a partnership between the NEN / Sup Safai and CORO. The NEN Leadership Academy is a group-learning experience for cohorts of up to 20 community leaders. Participants meet over four months on four full-day Saturdays and four evenings. Program facilitators from Coro provide guidance and create experiences equipping participants with stakeholder skills in advancing their community’s resilience goals.
- The Resilient Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA) –
This immersive, experiential leadership development program empowers youth to become stakeholders in advancing their community’s resilience goals in the face of stressors such as climate change and earthquakes.