• N2N Staff

Start-Up / Restart Intensive a Huge Success

Updated: Nov 11, 2019

Some of the 14 Participants in the Start-Up / Restart Intensive

14 amazing people from across the metropolitan area met at N2N on Saturday to learn how to start (or restart) a neighborhood organization. The group discussed the basics of neighborhood organizing and the nuts and bolts of forming a group. Here's what one participant said about the training...

"I knew not one thing about organizing a neighborhood before attending. I learned exactly how to start one, getting everything in order, how to recruit."

The group gathered represented 8 neighborhoods seeking to start a neighborhood organization and 2 neighborhoods seeing to restart (or jump-start) their old organization.

Jim Hawk, N2N Executive Director, felt that this was an excellent opportunity to bring everyone together. "Sometimes it feels very lonely doing this work -- especially if you are trying to start or restart an organization. Now, we all have friends -- and this is an amazing group of people!" This marks the beginning of training specifically designed for neighborhoods seeking to start or restart their organizations.

Neighbor 2 Neighbor is helping to create a network of neighborhood organizations across the metropolitan area. Neighborhoods with effective organizations see less crime, better government services, and are more likely to be well-represented. Neighborhood organizations help the strengthen the resiliency of the entire metropolitan area, and create a sense of identity and connectedness to the entire metropolitan area.

If you would like to start or restart a neighborhood organization, please contact Jim Hawk (jim@n2n.solutions) or Valeri Otey-Nellis (valeri@n2n.solutions) at 615-782-8212.

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