The Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN) is an alliance of residents, neighborhood and merchant associations, nonprofits and faith–based organizations, foundations and academic institutions that advance resilience at the community level with a bottom up, grassroots approach. The NEN supports the development of HUBs, which are networks of organizations that advances the community’s overall preparedness on a daily basis, as well as provides essential support to residents as they recover from a stressful event of any size. The NEN supports HUBs in crafting a culturally competent resilience action plan for the mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery phases of a disaster. There are currently 12 HUBs that are running or being launched in San Francisco.
More information on HUBs is available here.