The Neighborhood Empowerment Network enters into a Strategic Partnership with the Bay Area Red Cross.
At the core of the Neighborhood Empowerment Network’s values is the belief that neighborhoods which are well organized and rich with the capacity to steward themselves are optimally positioned to both respond and recover from any size natural disaster. For the last three years the NEN’s member organizations have been working in communities across the City identifying ways to actively support local communities as they work to achieve true resilience.The Bay Area Red Crossis equally committed to the same goal and for over one hundred years it has been working with residents, and their communities, in both good times and bad. Last year the Bay Area Red Cross launched the Ready Neighborhood initiative, a regional effort to help advance the resilience of fifty at risk communities in every corner of the Bay Area.
The goal is to support communities as they work to not only achieve the capacity to support themselves during the hours, days and weeks after a disaster but to also help them develop the skills and relationships to ensure a swift and successful recovery.
The NEN is honored to be collaborating with the Bay Area Red Cross and we look forward to building a whole new suite of programs for the communities of the San Francisco Bay Area to leverage in the decades to come.