Community development and revitalization can be sustainably possible when people are properly informed and engaged on how to make it a possibility. Engaging the diaspora about the methods necessary for building an environment that is sustainable for healthy living is of great importance.
RLA has four different programs that will be implemented in strategic communities within NYC to achieve combined goals of resiliency and equity. These programs are geared to drive positive continual growth within the communities while developing global access through our culture.
Online Learning & resources for the Diaspora
We help build people that build communities to improve the quality of life of our neighbors and our environment. By promoting services and resources within the diaspora through the provision of direct access to learning software and hardware, we provide the technology,tools, and resources that necessitate change. The evolution of Building blocks is the Resiliency Incubator, currently under development with partners for pilot, designed to inspire with fundamental concepts for community engagement, culture, and resilience that will aid workforce development and help with skill and technique development
More information on RLA programming.
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People of Color Initiative (PoCi)
Coalition of professionals entrepreneurs committed to increasing opportunities to underserved populations.
RLA makes available effective strategies and approaches that can help foster enhanced learning, development, and success among people of color. Through a total commitment to increasing the opportunities available to the underserved populations, we make it much easier to increase equity available to people of color and help showcase their capabilities.
Be part of the collective as a representation of each unique community . Assessing risk, understanding our markets, and making decisions that are transparent and build equity.
Every first friday of the month and the 1st thursday of the month live with all of nyc.
Neighborhood Revitalization Plan
Community engagement and construction of build environment
We promote access to incentives within nyc and puerto rico’s opportunity zones alongside the community to build trustworthy and lasting relationships that promote equity and sustainability. The program is designed to ensure development in thriving communities as a representative of who they truly are.
Join us in this program.
1st thursday of the month with all of NYC
Collaborations with the community (artist, musician, etc.) BID’s and Chamber of Commerce to beautify, celebrate, and highlight our small businesses of the diaspora, vendors, & upcoming entrepreneurs through block parties
Organization of parties to promote social engagement and foster community values with positive neighborhood spirit. This program is designed to ensure togetherness and create a lasting bond amongst one another.
Join us at the street party
Block parties throughout NYC on September 4th
RESILIENCY INCUBATOR. COMING SOON!
The idea of the Resiliency Incubator was born out of the belief that change is the result of different ideas, points of view, disciplines and experiences coming together and interconnecting. By bringing together thought leaders, change-makers, field experts, academics and students, the aim of the Innovation Hub is to encourage innovation, entrepreneurship and critical thinking through an interdisciplinary approach.
The interconnection of different disciplines, including culinary arts, design, art, food systems and health, will translate into the successful creation, development, beta-testing, and advancement of tools, resources, and models that offer a transformational opportunity to improve environmental, cultural, social and economic conditions.
Incubating spaces help entrepreneurs grow their business by providing access to business, coaching and mentorship, financing, resource referrals, lending programs and affordable, flexible office/lab space