Wednesday, November 28, 2012

BNCP Moves Forward in 8 Neighborhoods

In August, the Administration announced the Building Neighborhood Capacity Program (BNCP) – a new program launched in eight neighborhoods throughout the nation as part of the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. The eight neighborhoods include:
  • Flint, MI (Wards 1 and 3 neighborhoods)
  • Fresno, CA (El Dorado and Southwest neighborhoods)
  • Memphis, TN (Binghampton and Frayser neighborhoods)
  • Milwaukee, WI (Amani and Metcalfe Park neighborhoods)

BNCP is designed to help persistently distressed neighborhoods build the infrastructure and capacity needed to ignite positive change in communities that have historically faced barriers to revitalization. Throughout the past few months, these eight neighborhoods have been working hard to implement BNCP and its various components. A recent article from the Milwaukee News Service highlights the efforts in place to hire site directors in the Amani and Metcalfe Park neighborhoods. These site directors – a key part of BNCP in each of the eight neighborhoods – will spearhead neighborhood engagement efforts and will build relationships with various stakeholders in an effort to create a comprehensive neighborhood partnership dedicated to neighborhood transformation.

The Center for the Study of Social Policy – the training and technical assistance provider for BNCP – has launched the Building Neighborhood Capacity Program Resource Center to provide communities with access to tools, resources and promising practices developed as BNCP moves forward. In the coming months, the BNCP Resource Center will highlight the work of these eight neighborhoods as they engage residents, local organizations, city-wide partners and other key stakeholders in transforming their neighborhood.

Stay turned to our blog and the BNCP Resource Center for updates about the BNCP efforts in Flint, Fresno, Memphis and Milwaukee!

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