1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 1610, Philadelphia, PA 19102

LOVE YOUR BLOCK

Love Your Block is a strategy for residents to build community coalitions through community-organized volunteer engagement.

Philadelphia is home to many community-based organizations working to improve their neighborhoods. Each organization has its own focus area and preferred tactics, but imagine if all groups came together to have a stronger collective impact. That is Love Your Block.

Goal

The goal of Love Your Block is to bring together different community groups to use a strategic combination of tactics to build a stronger, coordinated community.

Tactics

Community members and groups can be organized around the tactics listed below:

 

  • Cleanups

  • Community Gardens

  • Neighborhood Planning

  • Workshops

  • Block Parties and Other Celebrations

  • Civic Engagement Academies

  • Service Summits

  • Resource Fairs

 

Partners

Residents organizing around Love Your Block must collaborate with the following types of community organizations:

 

  • Registered Community Organizations (RCO)

  • Police District Advisory Council (PDAC)

  • Civic Associations

  • Faith-Based Organizations

  • Police Athletic League (PAL) Centers

  • Business Associations

  • Friends of Park/Library Groups

  • Schools

  • May include other relevant partners

Community Roles

Love Your Block Teams should include community members serving in the roles described below. Please list the name and contact information for the community member serving in each defined role:

  • Neighborhood Ambassador: Team leader; recruits other team members

  • Planning Coordinator: Plans days of service

  • Information Coordinator: Tracks volunteer hours and other events

  • Volunteer Coordinator: Recruits, manages, and trains volunteers for service projects

 

Application

Neighborhood representatives can apply to be a Love Your Block community here.

 

Recognition

Communities that organize around Love Your Block tactics will receive a street sign, rally signs, and window decals for their block(s) to indicate their participation.

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MANNA

June 28. 2018

MANNA is a non-profit organization that cooks and delivers nutritious, medically-appropriate meals and provides nutrition to neighbors who are battling life-threatening illnesses.

Serve Philadelphia

July 3, 2018

There is nothing more patriotic or rewarding than exercising your right to vote. Come out and join the SERVE Philadelphia team as we register new voters this holiday season!

Serve Philadelphia

July 4, 2018

There is nothing more patriotic or rewarding than exercising your right to vote. Come out and join the SERVE Philadelphia team as we register new voters this holiday season!

Friends Garden for Peace & Understanding

July 28, 2018

Interested in urban farming? Love being outdoors? Join us as we garden and build community! All necessary materials will be provided.

Aniyah's Mission

August 11, 2018

 

Aniyah's Mission uses its Annual Day of Peace to bring children to a safe environment where FUN is the key! We will need support this year with setup & breakdown, booths/vendors, and creating a fun environment.

Philly Free Streets

August 11, 2018

 

Every year, Philly Free Streets temporarily transforms a few miles of city streets into a space for neighbors to come out and play. Volunteers will help provide information and mobile support throughout the event.

Philabundance

August 22, 2018

Philabundance works with individuals, corporations, foundations, and the government to drive hunger from our communities and end hunger forever.

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