The Neighborhood Initiatives Program (NIP) provides staff support and acts as a liaison between neighborhoods, communities and the City, NIP provides quality technical assistance and community improvements to facilitate improved communication between residents, the community and the City.
Our residents and their neighborhood associations are part of a larger community-building agenda being advanced by Santa Ana. We remain very active in encouraging collaboration and coordination between residents, their associations, municipal agencies and the hundreds of community-based organizations / institutions that consider Santa Ana to be their arena.
In addition to neighborhoods, these groups typically include parent groups at schools, service clubs, non-profit social service agencies, houses of worship and businesses interested in civic engagement. One of our goals is to improve the community cohesion in Santa Ana because we know that we can accomplish more by working with these partners through inter-agency teams.