Network of Woodlawn (NOW)
The Network of Woodlawn is a comprehensive community development collaborative model which uses a "four pillar approach" to addressing community needs. NOW's pillars are Economic/Community Development; Safety represented by the Woodlawn Public Safety Alliance; Education represented by the Woodlawn Children's Promise Community; and Health and Human Services. These pillars have been identified by Woodlawn residents as the basic building blocks of a healthy community. NOW coordinates the work of these pillars creating a seamless and integrated approach to addressing the needs of Woodlawn's residents. NOW grew out of support provided through LISC's New Communities Program initiated in 2003. NOW is extremely committed to community engagement in helping to institute creative strategies to address issues facing the Woodlawn community and its residents.