NAM is a statewide organization of neighborhood associations and community based organizations. Its purposes are to educate, empower, and advocate for community members to upgrade their quality of life; and to improve their communities through neighborhood organizations across the state of Michigan.

NAM provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas, and promotes cooperation among neighborhood organizations. This is done by:

1. Assisting in the development of neighborhood associations in areas where there are none

2. Providing technical assistance to neighborhood associations, including (but not limited to) organizational management, leadership development, grant writing, and strategic planning

3. Educating and advocating on behalf of neighborhood concerns via social media, community focus groups, and sponsoring a state-wide conference to share ideas and information.