Neighbors For 
Better Neighborhoods

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NBN is a community capacity building organization and neighborhood support organization (NSO).  We work with neighborhoods and community based organizations to support leadership development and increase the possibility of a community to create sustainable and progressive change. NBN celebrates and utilizes the assets of individuals in a community by fostering an environment where community members work collaboratively to achieve a collective community vision.  As NBN enters its twenty-eighth year, its Board of Directors and staff is more dedicated than ever to fulfilling its mission.

2017 Achievements



  • NBN continued its placed-based work in 13 neighborhoods of East/Northeast Winston-Salem and started training 14 paid interns to work within their neighborhoods
  • NBN's grassroots grant-making portfolio increased to ($95K for resident-led projects.
  • NBN “We’ve Got Roots” celebration was held on June 15th.  This well attended event allowed us to raise over $14,000 to further our resident-led work.
  • Assisted the Cleveland Avenue Steering Committee in forming a resident-led Community Development Corporation
  • NBN assisted the residents of Walnut Tree, North Carolina in completing a Kaboom Playground Project
  • NBN held a community conversation with Edgar Cahn the founder of TimeBanks USA and has create a Timebanking community of over 200 members since the summer of 2016