NEXT is a group of community members and leaders who are inspired by our community’s vibrancy and values, and who see opportunities to enhance our quality of life through promoting diversity, inclusiveness, economic growth, transportation options, and housing choices.

Why we exist

We care about maintaining and enhancing an inclusive, thriving community that everyone can call home.

We believe your voice is an important contribution to our community dialogues about our future.

We want all voices to be heard, and actions taken that align with community values.

Interested in getting involved? Send us an email at

Our goals

We need, as a community, to make choices and to purposefully manage changes that affect our built environment and community culture.  Specifically, our highest priorities are to:

      • Promote economic opportunities, for residents of all income levels.
      • Partner with public and private entities to expand housing choices.
      • Make it possible to live in our community without a car.
    • Grow the resources available to our local public schools.

Our Mission

We pledge to work together to make Chapel Hill – Carrboro a diverse community where people of all walks of life and backgrounds can work and live and thrive, where the best transportation and transit infrastructure efficiently enhances personal mobility, where abundant housing choices are available, where education is embraced as a core target for our investments, and where equity, integrity, and inclusiveness are the foundations of our public policies.

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Support NEXT Chapel Hill-Carrboro by making a donation through PayPal. Venmo users, search for Next Fund. Thank you!

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