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. 

Program Goals

  • Build skills and knowledge for place-based community organizing through trainings and education programs.
  • Provide access to customized experiences including mentoring, coaching, consulting,…


Community members understand their own issues like nobody else can, and must be the leading voice in setting the community agenda. Leadership of neighborhood organizations should be accountable to and reflective of the diverse communities they represent. 

CURA’s Neighborhood Leadership and Organizing program offers training and organizing assistance to support local leaders in identifying and tackling neighborhood issues, and in building vital communities that value full participation and embody racial equity and economic justice. We also build connections across organizations and communities in Strategic collaboration across communities to create an…

We are again sharing a statement from CURA Director Ed Goetz on the murder of George Floyd at the top of this message. The fundamental issues of justice that Mr. Floyd’s murder surfaces for our community and for the entire nation dominate our conversations about what is next for CURA. 

Following that statement, we share a message about CURA’s work in a COVID-19 world.

Statement from the Director of CURA

Our community witnesses again the violence of police brutality ending in the death of a Black man. It is well past the time for people in power, those who can impose…