The Communication Plan for Community Resilience was adapted from the Communication Plan created for the Jackson, Mississippi community by a team of Columbia University students from the Climate School. The Plan has been tailored to be an effective tool for any community seeking to build resilience.
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Strong communication channels make a community more resilient and empowered to tackle a variety of challenges by providing a method of educating, empowering, and mobilizing the community. The Communication Plan for Building Community Resilience was adapted from a communication plan created for the Brookwood Subdivision in Jackson, Mississippi community by a team of Columbia University students, in partnership with the Community and College Partners Program. The students created this resource to outline the steps needed to form strong pathways of engagement and strategic community outreach. It’s intended to be a tool for community members that shows how channels of communication that many people already use (e.g., social media, email, flyers, text, etc.) can be leveraged to connect with larger communities and expand engagement. Communities are encouraged to adapt and modify the community plan to meet their unique needs.