Neighborhoods Now! is an innovative community educational series to strengthen the work of individuals and organizations working in neighborhoods so they can organize to win issues for people and places, build power to change systems for racial equity and economic justice, build organizations whose leadership is reflective of the community, and build diverse and effective cross cultural collaborations.
- Build skills and knowledge for place-based community organizing through trainings and education programs.
- Provide access to customized experiences including mentoring, coaching, consulting, technical assistance and training.
- Build relationships among community organizers and leaders to share and support each other’s work.
- Explore and connect with strategic partnerships between organizations across multiple geographies to influence decision making on a broader scale.
- Create opportunities to link organizing work with other CURA community programs that provide organizing resources, community based-research, mapping and data visualization.
Who should attend?
Neighborhoods Now! is appropriate for neighborhood organizers and resident leaders.
How it Works
Neighborhoods Now! includes four one-day sessions, and participants are expected to attend every session. Participants will also be invited to follow-up think tank sessions with fellow organizers, a planned field action, guest speaker programs, and a graduation. Throughout the course, participants will have access to 1-to-1 assistance from CURA staff.
Neighborhoods Now! has sessions in the spring and fall each year.