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Great Neighborhoods Don't Happen By Accident
 

Creating Safer and More Vibrant Neighborhoods

Creating Safer and More Vibrant Neighborhoods

Create Positive Change in My Neighborhood

Identifying a neighborhood problem and the underlying issues--together--is important in creating positive change. 

Many a well-intentioned neighbor has identified a problem, developed a solution, and worked to make change -- without involving their neighbors -- only to find that it ended in frustration.

Creating positive change in a neighborhood usually begins when a resident reaches out to other neighbors and begins a conversation.

Once an issue of concern to a neighborhood problem and the underlying issues have been identified, it is critical that the group remain focused on crafting and working toward possible solutions. Remaining stuck on the problem does not allow for the creation of positive change.

Neighbor 2 Neighbor works with residents and neighborhood groups seeking to create positive change.

  • Our training and mentoring programs can equip residents with the tools necessary to address problems and remain focused on the solutions.

  • Our networking opportunities will connect you with other neighborhoods facing similar issues.

  • Our consultation services can help facilitate a strategy. You are not alone, and you have friends at Neighbor 2 Neighbor.

 

Connect with My Neighbors

According to a recent study by the Pew Center for Research, only 43% (roughly 4 in 10 people) know most or all of their neighbors. Other studies find that many residents don’t feel like they belong to their neighborhood. There is an increasing sense of isolation and a decrease in the quality of life.

Creating a safer and more vibrant neighborhood begins with connecting with you neighbors. Here are some great ideas for connecting:

  • If your neighborhood has a neighborhood group (association, crime watch program, HOA, etc.), attend one of the meetings.

  • Take the Good Neighbor Challenge and introduce yourself to the residents on either side of where you live. 

  • Share some baked goods or veggies with a new resident. Be the first to say hello.

  • Sit out on your front porch or stoop and wave as people pass by.

  • Just walk through your neighborhood and say hello.

  • Host a party or cook-out and invite your neighbors.

Neighbor 2 Neighbor has some great community building and team building activities that will help your residents connect and more effectively work together toward the good of the whole neighborhood.

 

Increase Your Neighborhood's Power and Influence 

Building an effective neighborhood organization takes hard work and effort. It involves building a coalition of neighbors through continuing resident engagement, shared leadership, and identifying and developing the assets which are to be found right in your own neighborhood.

The work of building and effective neighborhood organization is never done. But the rewards of building such an organization are enormous:

  • Empowered and capable leaders

  • Connected and engaged residents

  • Stronger sense of neighborhood identity and connectedness to the larger city

  • Safer and more vibrant neighborhoods

Neighbor 2 Neighbor has an outstanding training and mentoring program for those residents who want to build such an organization. We work with people at all levels of leadership development. We can help you build an effective neighborhood organization.

 

Increase Your Neighborhood's Power and Influence 

Power and influence are used every day to make things -- important things -- happen. Your neighborhood has an untapped source of power and influence, and it is the residents of your neighborhood.

You can do much more as a coalition of neighbors than you can on your own. One of the important roles of a neighborhood organization is to bring neighbors together to make things -- important things -- happen!

One neighbor complaining about a problem may get little attention in a city and county our size. But, neighbors working together -- using their individual power and influence for a common purpose --gets attention.

Power and influence comes from building an effective neighborhood organization. It happens by building a coalition of neighbors through continuing resident engagement, shared leadership, and identifying and developing the assets which are to be found right in your own neighborhood.

Neighbor 2 Neighbor can help you develop such an organization. Created by local neighborhood leaders for our neighborhoods, we are committed to helping your neighborhood succeed.