Love Your Block
Love Your Block PHX is a mini-grant program that engages Phoenix community members in revitalizing their neighborhoods, one block at a time. This program is funded by Cities of Service and is supported by the City of Phoenix City Manager's Office, Mayor's Office, and Neighborhood Services Department.
In June of 2015, Cities of Service awarded seven cities with two AmeriCorps VISTA members and $30,000 each to plan and implement the Love Your Block mini-grant program in low-to-mod income neighborhoods over a three-year period. Each year, neighborhood groups within the City of Phoenix are awarded $1,000 to make a change they wish to see in their neighborhood. The program encourages community groups to identify priority projects and develop volunteer-fueled solutions.
After the third year of the pilot program, the City of Phoenix Neighborhood Services department is now permanently housing the program, with funding from the Phoenix Industrial Development Authority the Love Your Block mini-grant program will continue to provide a way for Phoenix residents to love their block.
Cities of Service
Founded in September 2009 in New York City by New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and 16 other mayors from across the nation, Cities of Service is a national nonprofit organization that supports mayors and city chief executives in their efforts to engage local communities and residents, identify challenges, and solve problems together. Today, the Cities of Service coalition is comprised of over 215 cities in the US and UK, representing nearly 55 million people in 45 states, and more than 10 million people in the UK. Cities of Service works with cities to build city-led, citizen-powered initiatives that target specific needs, achieve long-term and measurable outcomes, improve the quality of life for residents, and build stronger cities. To find out more about Cities of Service, visit their website, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter and Instagram @CitiesofService
Check out the Love Your Block Phoenix Toolkit for example projects and steps for designing projects to transform your neighborhood.
Love Your Block ofrece la oportunidad para residentes de transformar y mejorar sus vecindarios. Grupos organizados en vecindarios están invitados a solicitar hasta $ 1,000 para un proyecto. Para ver los proyectos que ganaron el dinero el año pasado, mira ests libros pequenos (año 1 y año 2) . Este programa se hace posible en colaboración con Phoenix Industrial Development Authority.
Love Your Block PHX year 4 application will be released in early fall 2018!
How do you #LoveYourBlock?
Join first year grantees in these 5 community projects that are creating change here in Phoenix, one block at a time.