Community Organizing in the Northside and Westside 

At NMCDC, we are founded on the tenets of community-initiated action; it’s not our mandate to do for – but to act alongside and invest our resources in developing leaders within our neighborhood.

NMCDC is a proud member of Common Good Missoula, a broad-based community organization in Missoula comprised of 35+ institutions who are developing stronger relationships, building power, and acting to improve health equity and well-being in our city and neighborhood.

Northside and Westside residents can get involved with community organizing through the Northside-Westside CREW (Community Rising for Equity and Well-being)! And, soon, through the core team at Lowell School!

Want to know more or get involved? Email Sam ([email protected]), our Northside-Westside Community Organizer, or fill out the form below!

Northside-Westside CREW

The Northside-Westside CREW (Community Rising for Equity and Well-being) is group of neighbors and community members who want to form stronger relationships and more meaningfully connected community – wherein we really know one another and have the power to act and shape the future of this neighborhood.

What we’re doing right now

Building critical connections through community engagement and events!
  • Mutual Aid through the Missoula Food Bank Pantry at Lowell.
  • Weekly neighborhood walks in the Northside.
  • Upcoming: Northside vs. Westside Snow Town Showdown
Developing a culture of learning in the Northside and Westside.

We are developing a culture and community of learning wherein neighbors and everyday people can learn about the forces that affect our lives: zoning, housing policy, mental health care, education, food access, transportation, development, etc. We believe that everyday people (we) should understand why things are the way they are – in order to imagine how we might act to change these circumstances!

Building a community organization at Lowell School

We want this neighborhood and Lowell families to feel that Lowell is their school and that we all have power to strengthen the Westside’s biggest institution and gathering place.

Supporting the development of the Community Center at Lowell School.

How to get involved

To get involved, fill out the form below and we will get you looped in!

1. NS/WS CREW Meetings

CREW meets every other week and all are welcome! Due to the pandemic, we are currently meeting every other Wednesday from 4-5PM on Zoom. You can see our full schedule of events here – or on our Facebook page.

2. Get involved with our ongoing community actions!
3. Come to a Community Organizing Leadership Intensive!

For more information, reach out to our Community Organizer ([email protected]) to learn more about how to get involved. Join our Facebook group – and follow us on Instagram @northmissoulacdc.