Our core function is centered around making change happen for the greater good. We like to say that “We engage community to make change happen.” We work with many individuals in our community – ranging from community leaders to students. We are facilitators, conveners, problem solvers and all around fun people.

We are currently committed to two major activities:

1. Supporting the SUCCESS Partnership, a “prenatal to career” education initiative. As a backbone organization we assist the partnership with – facilitation, venues, materials, coordination and guidance. The Success Partnership utilizes “collective impact” as the process for change. In collective impact, we strive to bring together representatives from all sectors to discuss mutual goals on how education can be improved. As a result of this effort, leaders have convened around the idea of improving education and embracing the idea that “education is a shared responsibility.” Ngage has successfully convened many community leaders and has inspired a community agenda that has led to significant work in early childhood education and community schools. Please see DACSuccess.org.

2. Leadership and Capacity Building for community organizations. We have over 15 years experience providing capacity building to a variety of entities. We have extensive experience in Strategic Planning, Board Development, Social Enterprise and problem solving. We are currently hosting Executive Director round table discussions and are developing a Leadership program for people interested in becoming an executive director.

We work really hard for our community … but we also enjoy hiking, music, art, good food and laughs.