Banyan is a community development organization in which youth, family and community must be synchronized to achieve the greatest impact:

  • Youth attend programs to succeed in school, build life skills, develop assets, and cultivate healthy relationships.
  • Families are strengthened with Banyan staff by bringing together parents and children. Parents learn how to advocate for their children.
  • A strong community exists when neighbors know each other and begin to care for each other. The Lighthouse Network is Banyan’s brand of community building through block clubs.

Banyan is mission driven, born of a blend of intuitive responsiveness and strategic best practices that stem from an intentional research model and community input from lived experience. This synergistic approach is bringing holistic change in our community.