NCDI's mission is to build capacity for social change in marginalized communities in a culturally-based way. NCDI's core strategies are technical support and training services, cross-cultural bridge building, and the development and advancement of the capacity-building field.
In our work we recognize that the most effective solutions are community-driven and culturally-based. NCDI's approach to fostering change is inherently collaborative. We look to the communities we work with to provide the context and the insights to their social change strategy. Communities can develop strategies to meet their specific needs when provided with excellent information, ample resources, and strong external support. As capacity builders, we consider our work to have been successful when sustainable social change continues to happen long after we are gone.