The North End Community Improvement Collaborative (NECIC) is an asset-based community development organization, founded in 2006 by a group of concerned residents. The mission of NECIC is "To improve the quality of life and economic landscape of the North End community."
Where people live, work, play, learn, and worship are important to their quality of life. NECIC works with residents and institutions to improve and provide access to those things essential to improve the quality of life and create a better environment for future development.
It's as Easy as ABCD
ABCD, or Asset Based Community Development, focuses on the assets of the community as opposed to the deficits. Building on the skills of local residents, the power of local associations, and the supportive functions of local institutions, asset-based community development draws upon existing community strengths to build stronger, more sustainable communities for the future.
Everyone has an asset or gift. What’s yours? And how can you use that gift to make your neighborhood better?