The Resource Center has three elements:
- This online portal to data, tools, and collaborative environments;
- a prestigious faculty of regional and national experts; and
- a set of services including facilitation, training, and technical assistance ranging from brief consultations to ongoing support of local communities, “circuit rider” style.
Working with flexible partnerships, the Center serves as a “connective tissue” that supports the work of existing public agencies and nongovernmental organizations, as well as providing a channel for fresh ideas.