Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
The mission of our organization is to create a sense of place and promote civic engagement by embedding historic cultural resources in our everyday lives. We turn abandoned buildings into assets and inspire the next generation to love them. Read more
The mission of our organization is to create a sense of place and promote civic engagement by embedding historic cultural resources in our everyday lives. We turn abandoned buildings into assets and inspire the next generation to love them.
Our organization is comprised of three main components:
The future of our youth is behind everything we do. We use historic places as a way of connecting students to their surrounding built environment. In visiting educational centers and organizing summer camps and weekend retreats, we work to build a sense of place and respect for cultural heritage among our youngest residents.
Municipalities can contract the Next to create sustainable, culturally-focused, civic sites in their communities. Our services include construction management for projects involving historic resources, assisting cities in gaining recognition as National Park Service Certified Local Governments, and community development planning. Our services cost less than the nationwide average, and are performed by qualified professionals.
We facilitate collaboration between organizations whose visions overlap. Events we host allow the public and staff / volunteers of these organizations to gain knowledge of the others’ community goals, fostering partnerships and further involvement.