The North End Resilience Project cohort experience will encourage storytelling, legacy building, and peer sharing but also peer learning, teaching, and skill building. This will include workshops, one-on-one coaching and consulting, and peer-/cohort-led initiatives.
Example outcomes of being a participant in the cohort can include strengthened proposal and grant writing, creation of a strategic plan, nonprofit incorporation and/or 501(c) status achievement, community engagement and volunteerism planning, among other opportunities.
NERP is led by Michigan Community Resources (MCR). For over 20 years, MCR has advanced the missions of Michigan nonprofit organizations that serve low-income individuals and communities. We do this through pro bono and low cost legal and other professional services, organizational development, and trusted guidance.
- Organization headquarters in the North End (bounded by Woodward to the west, I-75 to the east, E. Grand Blvd to the south, and Woodland to the north)
- Organization budget less than $250,000
- Over 75% of organization comprised of people who identify as Black or Brown, with at least one person in executive leadership representative of person who person identifies as Black or Brown person of color
- Organization has two to four staff, board members, or volunteers who identify as Black or Brown ready and willing to actively participate in the nine-month program