How the Program Works

The program is divided into four topic areas: health and safety, beautification and greening, resource sharing and community-building.

  • Neighbors form a team and meet five times, approximately every two weeks taking actions to improve the livability of their block. Some actions will be done in this timeframe, others will extend into the future.
  • In each topic area, the team chooses the actions it wishes to pursue, divides up responsibilities, creates a plan and takes action.
  • Each topic area has an assessment to gauge the livability of that aspect of the block and carefully crafted actions to maximize the team’s effectiveness.
  • The program includes an easy-to-use meeting format and planning guide for taking actions.