Neighbors in Action seeks to invest in the leadership development of local residents.  We work to build and spread civic responsibility, ensuring that leadership is widely distributed and increasing the capacity of neighbors to take action on the issues that are important to them. 


  • Our Volunteers: S.O.S. and NIA programming fosters an active and powerful base of community members whose job it is to amplify impact, hold us accountable, and generate new ideas for building safer healthier neighborhoods. In turn, we provide trainings on a variety of topics, from conflict resolution to community organizing. Join our growing volunteer base and become a part of our movement for peaceful, vibrant neighborhoods.

  • Make It Happen C.H.A.M.P.S. are young leaders who have become peer mentors after completing the Make It Happen program. They are trained in group facilitation and work with middle school students to help them engage with the topics of healthy masculinity, healing, and trust-building. Additionally, C.H.A.M.P.S. are equipped with information about community resources to help them support their social networks in an in an organic way.

  • YO S.O.S. gathers young people who have been exposed to violence and who want to make social change, and trains them to become peer educators and community organizers in the movement to end gun violence.