Neighbors For 
Better Neighborhoods

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Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods (NBN) has a paid internship Resident Organizer Program for

residents who live in neighborhoods and are ready to improve their community.

NBN's Resident Organizer Program

A Reason to Become a Resident Organizer

Our involvement with any project or collaboration in our city has a primary focus of bringing residents to the places where discussions and decisions are being made or in the process of being implemented. We believe this mission contributes to the realization of our vision of safe, just and self-determined neighborhoods.

For 27 years NBN has supported grassroots leaders
and community groups in building and improving their
community's quality of life - one small project at a time.
From projects like resident-led laundry services and
neighborhood gardens, to coalitions that empower
neighborhoods to make large scale development decisions
with local developers, NBN has helped residents organize
themselves to accomplish their own goals.

Some of our partners have asked NBN to identify neighbors who have a vision for their community and want to become community organizers.



NBN's Resident Organizer Program is an Opportunity

Our Resident Organizer Program (ROP) is a way to put your idealism into action. As a resident Organizer, you can help make the neighborhood a better place: help children learn, protect the environment, or bring needed services to your community.


NBN’s Resident Organizer Program is an Experience


Our Resident Organizer Program is a real-life education and work experience wrapped into one. As a member of our team, you will learn responsibility, teamwork, leadership, and other essential skills that can help you in all areas of your life. And you will gain the personal satisfaction of taking on challenges and seeing results.



NBN’s Resident Organizer Program Offers Tangible Benefits

As a part of our ROP, you will receive training throughout your term, professional organizing coaching, income, and perks from peer organizations.

Become a Resident Organizer


Resident Organizers live and serve in their own neighborhoods. With passion, commitment, collaboration, and hard work, they expand on the neighborhood vision and improve the quality of life in their community.

NBN’s Resident Organizers are passionate and committed to their mission of uniting and improving their neighborhoods.  Resident Organizers make a year-long commitment to serve with Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods in their own communities. They focus their efforts on building the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of their neighborhoods. Resident Organizers concentrate on community concerns such as: improving health services, fostering economic development, fighting illiteracy, and otherwise assisting their neighborhoods. 

A Closer Look At What Being a Resident Organizer Involves

Resident Organizers generally do not provide direct services, such as tutoring children or building homes. Instead, they focus their

efforts on building the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of their neighborhoods to fight illiteracy, 

improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist their own communities.

Leaders may develop programs to meet a need, write grants, or recruit and train volunteers.

In each case, you’ll be strengthening your neighborhood so it can continue organizing to serve the needs of 

your community once your term has ended.

Resident Organizers are required to: participate in our Neighbors in Action leadership development series; Lead and participate in Neighborhood Conversations and door knocking campaigns; perform asset map of their neighborhoods; track their progress using Teamwork software and daily use technology and facilitate regular meetings with residents and attend weekly staff meetings to achieve goals for the community.


To apply, please complete an application and send to P O Box 20473,Winston-Salem, NC 27120-0473


The deadline for applications is March 15th, 2018