Network for Empowerment & Progressive Initiative (NEPI)

The mission of NEPI is to find solutions to extreme poverty and crime among youth (street youth, war affected youth and former combatants), build youth capacity and strengthen social, political and emotional empowerment of youth in Liberia.

The Network for Empowerment and Progressive Initiatives (NEPI Inc.) is a charitable nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status (EIN # 81-3844173) under the Nonprofit Corporation Act of the State of New York since 2016.

Innovation for Poverty Action (IPA) Signed a Subaward Agreement with the Network for Empowerment & Progressive Initiatives – NEPI Inc. for the STYL Follow Up Tracking Survey in Liberia.

The Sustainable Transformation of Youth in Liberia (STYL) project is a NEPI program implemented in Liberia and evaluated by the Innovation for Poverty Action (IPA) a decade ago. The project recruited 999 at-risk youth in Monrovia to test the effectiveness and impact of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and cash transfer. NEPI design the STYL project to promote future orientation, self-discipline, and norms of non-violence, pro-social behavior to mainstream these youth back into society.

After a decade of the STYL implementation, IPA, the research institution that evaluated the STYL impact, has decided to implement a follow-up survey to track the project participants to see its continued effects on the beneficiaries. The activities will cover the pilot testing of survey instruments, the endline survey, and the follow up tracking survey. During the STYL intervention decade ago, NEPI recruited the participants for the STYL project. Due to NEPI's experience with the target youth population, their neighborhoods where they lived, and skilled personnel to undertake the project, IPA signed a subaward agreement with NEPI as a subrecipient to work on the project.

Our vision is a society free from youth crime and violence.

A world where the lives of high core street youths are transformed from crime, and violence and are socially and economically empowered into peaceful and inclusive societies.

We constantly search for more effective solutions, to crime and violence while sharing our knowledge and expertise with the world. We push for long-term change. We will strive until we find solutions to youth crime, and violence and contribute to reducing extreme poverty, in societies across the world.

STYL will increase youth belief in their own worth as well as in their ability to shape their lives and environments. NEPI will provide these youth with the tools they need to economically and socially reintegrate into society.

We know of program in Colombia, El Salvador, and Mexico that are replicating STYL’s methodology. Recently, The Economist covered how the city of Chicago is also replicating STYL in an article titled “Applying lessons from war-torn Africa to Chicago” (May 4, 2019).

STYL is therefore at the forefront of interventions to reduce youth crime and violence.

Our mission is to decrease youth crime and violence.

We constantly search for more effective solutions, to crime and violence while sharing our knowledge and expertise with the world. We push for long-term change. We will strive until we find solutions to youth crime, and violence and contribute to reducing extreme poverty, in societies across the world. 

Through our work to transform at-risk street youth, we have recognized these core values as being fundamental to the transformation program. We challenge ourselves to ensure that each of our strategies builds on these core values.

Our core values are inherent in transparency, accountability commitment, collaboration, leadership, and excellence. 

NEPI DRIVE FOR CHANGE
We want the world to put young people at the heart of their development work to reduce crime and violence and increase young people's social, economic and political participation.

NEPI STRATEGIC PRIORITIES
We strive for a society that advances solutions to crime and violence, and reduces extreme poverty, among hard-core street youth. We do this by working with poor and vulnerable youth.

NEPI STRATEGIC PLAN 2020 - 2025
Our five-year strategic plan provides a framework for effective leadership and roadmap to increase our impact. Our strategic plan will guide and allow us to work with partners.


CONTACTS

2085 Tiebout Avenue, Apt 1 - New York, NY
120 Camp Johnson Road - Monrovia, Liberia

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