Partnership for Resilient Communities
Resilience is the hallmark of a sustainable community, and community organizations play a powerful leadership role in ensuring local resilience efforts meet the needs of all residents. The Partnership for Resilient Communities (PRC) provides community-based organizations with the strategic resources and technical assistance to shape and lead resilience projects born from the voices and priorities of underserved communities.
ISC supports and connects organizations with strong histories of leading positive transformations in their communities to implement innovative green infrastructure and clean energy projects. In 2016, ISC brought together Living Classrooms Foundation of Baltimore and Eastside Community Network of Detroit as the partnership’s inaugural cohort. With The JPB Foundation recognizing promising initial results from the first two PRC projects, we were able to invite two new cohorts to the partnership: Larimer Consensus Group of Pittsburgh and Westside Housing Organization of Kansas City joined in 2017, and Walnut Way Conservation Corp. of Milwaukee joined in 2018.
ISC works with each organization to further advance them as change-makers in their communities and leaders in their field by providing customized assistance on meaningful engagement, powerful partnerships, and successful implementation. Through in-person events and online learning opportunities, the organizations are integrated into a coalition of local, regional, and national leaders developing locally-driven community resilience solutions.
The ultimate mission of the PRC is to promote and build capacity for inclusive, community-driven approaches to urban resilience, to advance social equity, and to bolster social cohesion within cities across the United States.