In cooperation with the Work Group for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas, NDI developed "Change My Community, an online tool box that provides practical guidance and resources for young leaders working to change their communities. The tool box recognizes the power of organized political activism to advance positive change and focuses on the dynamic process of planning and running a grassroots campaign. Such campaigns could be carried out in a village, a neighborhood, or on a university campus for instance. In each case, the purpose of the campaign would be to convince a decision-making authority to address an immediate community need.
Although the toolbox is tailored for young people, it may be useful for any citizen who is interested in designing and carrying out a local campaign.