We’re building the movement to combat neighborhood poverty!
UNCA is today joining with several other leading organizations in launching the National Neighborhood Alliance. The National Neighborhood Alliance is a voluntary collaboration of national, state and local organizations that are supporting work in communities of concentrated poverty.
Starting in October, the Alliance will begin holding a series of regular conference calls (the first is here) to share information about work in, or support of, these communities. The calls will also serve as a forum for sharing information on advocacy efforts (for more information, see this memo).
The original founding organizations are:
Alliance for Children and Families
America’s Promise Alliance
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change
The Bridgespan Group
Center for the Study of Social Policy
Coalition for Community Schools
Enterprise Community Partners
Forum for Youth Investment
Harlem Children’s Zone
Intel Computer Clubhouse Network
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
National Congress of American Indians
National Latino Research Center
National Collaboration for Youth
Poverty & Race Research Action Council
Promise Neighborhoods Research Consortium
Results Leadership Group, LLC
The Rural School and Community Trust
The Skillman Foundation
United Neighborhood Centers of America
United Way Worldwide
The Urban Institute
YMCA of the USA
The National Neighborhood Alliance is open to any interested national, state or local nonprofit organization, philanthropic organization, or for-profit organization involved in neighborhood-based work. Membership is free.
Adding your organization to the list is simple. Just email Patrick Lester at firstname.lastname@example.org.