Creating meaningful and measurable change in the lives of those living in distressed neighborhoods requires collaboration among diverse stakeholders. To make this happen, we need partners, we need advocates and we need ideas.
A more comprehensive strategy and a broader set of actors is necessary to reinvigorate neighborhood development. Partnerships are no longer an option; they are essential to comprehensive community development. No single person or entity has the expertise, resources or reach to effectively address these complex challenges alone. Instead, it will take a collaborative effort among the public, private and nonprofit sectors to move forward. Neighborhood Allies will engage community, business, and social service stakeholders to support collaborative and comprehensive approaches to neighborhood development and enhance linkages with other sectors such as economic, workforce, and education that affect low-income resident and operate across neighborhood boundaries.