Description: What NCCC does
(from web site)
The State of the Bay Area: A Regional Report: Conducts
research on key indicators of importance in the Bay Area and tracks data on a
regional and county level. Highlights areas of concern and headline indicators
that lead to action.
Neighborhood Profiles and Maps: Provides neighborhood profiles and maps of
the most impoverished neighborhoods in the 10 Bay Area Counties from 1990
Census. 1990 - 2000 updated map. Coming soon: 2000 map and report of the most
impoverished neighborhoods in the Bay Area.
Bay Region Agency
Information Network (BRAIN): Manages a regional database containing
thousands of services from nonprofit and government agencies and self-help
GIS Mapping Technology and Local Data: Using Geographic
Information System Technology allows NCCC to effectively map local data at the
census tract level to show trends of poverty, economic growth, population
movement and health and human services data. This allows for greater focus and
emphasis on demographic and needs in the most impoverished neighborhoods.
Outcomes Training: Provides technical assistance, training
materials, data collection instruments and other tools for the United Way of the
Bay Area, public agencies and nonprofit organizations, 1994-present.
Referral (I&R) Training: Provides training and materials on professional
I&R competencies, including assessment, active listening, and advocacy,
(415-808-HELP or 800-273-6222): The Bay Area's comprehensive information and
referral service, connects individuals and families from seven counties to
community resources and self-help groups.
To Achieve Results, Collaborates and
Consults with Funders and Low-Income Residents
the United Way of the Bay Area: Collaborates with the United Way of the Bay
Area to improve the outcomes in four issue areas: Self Sufficiency, Health,
Education and Safe Communities through outcomes training and a results-based
Neighborhood Advisory Council: The staff and board of NCCC
are advised by a group of Bay Area residents. NAC members are leaders in their
own communities, many of which are designated as the most impoverished
neighborhoods in the Bay Area. Members develop their own projects such as
training parents to participate effectively in their local schools, granting
technology mini-grants to residents to increase economic development and using
neighborhood data for change.
Transformation thru Education And Mutual Support: Promotes
the TEAMS approach to building social capital through neighborhood leadership
development in the Bay Area, an implementation mechanism for sustained
leadership and neighborhood action capacity to create healthy, self-reliant
communities in which people assist one another to achieve their individual and
Regional Workforce Development Partnership: Works
collaboratively to provide people in Bay Area low income areas better access to
systems and services that will enable them to move toward self-sufficiency by
acquiring jobs in Bay Area growth industries.