The Community Accountability Plan (CAP) implements and celebrates a grassroots regenerative revitalization and accountability system designed to build, maintain, and protect pillars of resiliency in historically African American neighborhoods. CAP supports a culture of sustainability that is inclusive and economically just. The plan includes creating,  maintaining, and connecting green spaces that help absorb trauma.

Looking at the State of Black Asheville, CAP serves as a road map for repairing communities and addressing disparities. The State of Black Asheville is a public policy course at UNC Asheville which Dr. Dwight Mullen has been teaching since 2006. Students pick a topic of interest and study the influence race has on local public policy. Afterward, they share their findings with the public.

With CAP, businesses, nonprofits, community volunteers and government agencies operate in response to the plans of neighborhood leaders, working to help manifest their vision for their communities rather than prescribing solutions or programs.

The three key components of CAP are the arts, the environment, and social enterprise. 


We will utilize the following Community Engagement Tools:

  1. Interactive Storytelling
  2. Community Coaches
  3. Neighborhood Beautification Projects
  4. Inclusive Community Events
  5. Community Development Plans
  6. Resources and Education
  7. Youth Training

This Road Map graphic is an excerpt from the CAP workbook. Contact us for more information.

Rebuilding Affrilachia: The Art of Resilience