The NCR 594 Project is a community service project focused on increasing community leadership skills and building community social capital in underserved communities. The project will provide training focusing on leadership development, community organizing, and effective communication to residents, workers, and activists striving to create social change in their communities. The training will provide mentorships to provide ongoing assistance, allowing participants to develop their individual leadership styles. The goal of these activities is to build support for a comprehensive community assessment using a community-based participatory research strategy.


To build community capacity and collaboration

via leadership development training.



A resurgent community that builds effective

leadership and representation from within.



Stakeholder Involvement.

Shared Decision Making.

Strength Through Community.


Principal / Primary Researcher

leorbarMy name is Leo Barrera. I am a social scientist with an interest in public policy, structural violence, community organization, and the use of technology in overcoming power asymmetries. I have extensive (over 20 years) experience working with government and nonprofit agencies. My education includes a Master of Arts in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding and a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration with a focus in Administrative Management both from the California State University at Dominguez Hills. For more information about me please visit my main blog which has links to my various social media pages and websites. You can also feel free to email me with any questions you might have.

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