LOVE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Find Your Fit In Neighborhood Revitalization
Help neighborhood transform into communities of hope and opportunity for a better life!
What is neighborhood revitalization?
THE SHORT ANSWER IS "HOLISTIC RESTORATION FOR NEIGHBORHOODS"
Let’s dig a little deeper, though.
Every city is made up of great neighborhoods. And great neighborhoods are made up of great neighbors! However, some neighborhoods have experienced long periods of a lack of investment (e.g. business development, infrastructure updates, arts, etc.). These neighborhoods need focused “reinvestment” to help those living in them experience a higher quality of life.
This reinvestment is neighborhood revitalization.
If that peeks your curiosity, keep reading OR take this short survey to get started! (Your answers will help identify and equip you to take your next step.)
I'm interested, how can you help me love a neighborhood?
We (Community One) work to help connect neighbors to help other neighbors. As part of this work, we began doing neighborhood revitalization several years ago. Learning from our own mistakes and from many well-intentioned, but ultimately harmful attempts to help, we discovered some best practices that began to result in healthy things happening.
– Neighbors working together toward a common vision
– Neighborhood-Based Organizations supporting neighbors’ work with imposing on them
– Homes restored, businesses launched, and people experiencing a higher quality of life
After being invited to consult and assist on additional neighborhood projects, we discovered a need for a clear, accessible, Jesus-focused framework for neighborhood revitalization.
LOVE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD is the result.
It is a framework for asset-based* neighborhood revitalization to help YOU and/or your church or organization love a neighborhood.
We’ve taken this framework and created a toolkit which will equip you to talk through the multi-year neighborhood revitalization process.
*Asset-based work focuses on identifying & activating the “assets” (people, organizations, opportunities, etc.) that already exist in a neighborhood.
We can help you love a neighborhood through:
(access our resources or purchase the full LOVE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD framework and toolkit package)
(work with an experienced coach who will help guide you through the neighborhood revitalization process)
You’ll work to:
– Amplify neighborhood strengths
– Align neighbors’ desires
– Build positive momentum toward action
You’ll help guide revitalization efforts to bring lasting change from the inside out, helping neighbors move forward on their own. Together, working toward long-term social, physical, and spiritual restoration.
I'm ready to take my next step!
Great! Fill out this short survey to get started. Your answers will help identify and equip you to take your next step.
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