The Community Innovation Network (Com-IN) at Case Western Reserve University is the go-to resource for local, national, and international change agents. As a cross-sector network of community building experts, nonprofit organizations, researchers, and grassroots community organizers, Com-IN is a leader in community development research and practice, connecting and strengthening leaders in organizing communities toward understanding and social change worldwide.
To strengthen sustainable community change by uniting community experts from diverse approaches and by amplifying their practices, leadership and knowledge.
The Community Innovation Network (Com-IN) is housed in the Center for Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.
MEET OUR TEAM
Com-IN is a lead by Dr. Mark Chupp, internationally renowned leader in conflict transformation, community building and organizing for social change and Heather Lenz, a specialist in program development and strategy planning focused on health, education, and social justice.