The National Association of
Neighborhoods (NAN) is one of America's largest and oldest
grass-roots multi-issue membership organizations. NAN's
mission is to improve the quality of life in the nation's
most important communities - its neighborhoods. To further
its mission, the Association's more than 2,500 members join
together to share and to expand their resources, their
knowledge, and their work.
Individually and collectively, through NAN, these grass-roots
organizations strive to improve economic, social,
environmental, health, and safety conditions in their
neighborhoods. NAN assists by identifying and addressing
emerging issues, as well as, continuing to seek mutual
solutions to persistent and difficult neighborhood problems.
The Association, in response to the concerns from its local
leadership and its assessment of key public and private
sector trends, works to inform and support neighborhood
activists, through conferences, technical assistance, media
campaigns, and national advocacy.
In all its efforts, NAN remains an organization of
neighborhood coalitions, block clubs, community councils,
and individuals, united by a love of neighborhoods and a
strong determination to make them better.