BUILDING LOCAL CAPACITY 

We believe that community and systems transformation starts at the local level: harnessing the existing strengths, assets, and wisdom of the individuals most impacted by trauma and inequities to shape solutions is central to creating tangible, sustainable change.

 

NOW is committed to building the capacity of local coalitions and communities — meeting communities where they are, honoring past history, and leveraging the work that has come before. Through NOW’s capacity-building supports, we focus on five key levers of change that we believe are critical for ensuring an equitable, inclusive approach to systems alignment and transformation.

 

We encourage you to explore the resources below to learn more about these levers of change, join us for an upcoming learning lab, and search our interactive library for resources and tools to get started.

Explore components that we believe are critical to ensure the equitable transformation and alignment of community systems - in a way that moves those most impacted by inequity from margin to center. Click on each lever to find out more.

MEMBER RESOURCES

Join us for upcoming webinars in our virtual learning lab series, and explore our Resource Library, a repository of over 300 resources and tools to support your work.​

Join us for virtual learning sessions that feature expert speakers, promising practices, and success stories connected to NOW’s key levers of change.

 

Register today for our next webinar and view archives of previous sessions.

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Search our interactive library to find resources including tools, webinars, reports, and case studies to support your local community coalition or effort to improve early childhood, education, and health environments for families and children ages 0–5.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Bright Spot Stories

Read how 11 communities are bringing resident voices to decision making and systems solutions.

Community Forum

Become a NOW member and join the discussion today.