"It is the best thing I have seen across the world. And I have observed preparedness practices from the United States to Botswana. And the reason it is, is because it takes people from where they are at the awareness level and raises them to the next level. It empowers them to act now." – Kay Goss, Associate FEMA Director for Preparedness in Clinton Administration
Empowerment Institute’s Resilient Community Program empowers households, blocks and buildings to be prepared for energy disruptions, natural disasters and emergencies. It also serves as a delivery platform for integrating the programs of local government, community groups and neighborhood organizations.
This program’s premise is that taking prudent precautions against energy disruptions, terrorism or the possibility of a natural disaster is nothing more than a form of insurance. The program’s title, All Together Now, reflects our belief that by far the best insurance is the group insurance you get from teamwork, because our neighbors’ security is tied to our own.
Should you take reasonable steps to protect yourself and family against unknowns? The choice, it seems to us, is clear. It’s better to have a plan for an emergency that doesn’t happen than to have an emergency but no plan.
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Table of Contents
Energy Disruption Action Plan
Food For A Long Weekend – Preparing 3 days’ food stores
Ready–Set–Go Bag – Creating an evacuation kit
On the Road – Developing a communication and evacuation plan
Empowerment Institute’s Social Change 2.0 community organizing leadership certification with a focus on implementation of the Resilient Community Program. You will learn how to facilitate an empowerment training, provide empowerment coaching, and use the Social Change 2.0 framework, strategies, and skills to architect a transformational community intervention. You will also receive the Resilient Community Program training scripts, organizing templates, and guidance on how to customize the campaign to the unique needs of your community and project. Click here for more information on the certification program.
A Social Change 2.0 community organizing training for a local government or community organization wishing to implement the Resilient Community Program. This training is customized to the needs of the community and organization. For more information contact us.
Empowerment Institute customizes the All Together Now program to the specific needs of each city by integrating its disaster resiliency and emergency preparedness programs and services into each of the actions and designing new actions as needed.
To see what a customized program looks like download the New York City customized version.
NYC Version of Resilient Community Workbook
To learn more about the Social Change 2.0 framework and research underpinning the Resilient Community Program, read the free download from the book's introduction, "Reinventing Social Change."
Reinventing Social Change
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An introduction to the Social Change 2.0 philosophy and framework.
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"This All Together Now program allows people to learn how to respond to an emergency, and we want to make sure we have people prepared on every single street corner. That's why I want everybody to attend the meetings, participate with your neighbors, and then you will be stronger for it and our borough will be safer for it."– Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President, New York City