From 2022-2024, our focus will be on “Well-being and Social Cohesion in Needham,” with the aim of increasing health, safety, belonging, and equity for all. Our goals include: amplifying our shared local identities and values, shedding light on the range of lived experiences that exist in Needham (in relation to health, safety, belonging and equity), and addressing a documented rise in local identity-based hate incidents through prevention and rapid response.

NRN operates under the auspices of the Needham Diversity Initiative Inc., a 501(c)(3), not for profit, organization. We receive foundational funding from two local organizations: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Needham and The Crimson Lion / Lavine Family Foundation. In 2022, we also received scale-up funds and leadership support from the Belonging Innovation Lab at the Center for Inclusion and Belonging (American Immigration Council).