We Provide Next Level Block Club Organizing
The Neighborhood Network Alliance, formerly the Southeast Side Block Club Alliance, was formed after our first Block Club Assembly in June of 2013. Our name has changed, but our Mission and Vision to build thriving communities is still the same! We are a Social Network Association dedicated to providing communities with the following community services:
Block Club Organizing | Neighborhood Stabilization Strategy | Subject Matter Focus Area Network Organizing | Community Education, Engagement & Outreach | Technical Assistance | Social Advocacy | Neighborhood Communications
Your Contribution Makes Our Work Possible!
Your contribution is more than a donation; it is how Next Level Block Club Organizing happens. It is how we stabilize the neighborhood by tapping into the human capital on a block-by-block level to create a collective impact which allows neighbors to govern, organize, resolve issues, pool resources, increase communications, create positive social change by providing technical assistance, education, outreach, and programs.
"We are taking our block clubs to another level.
We're tapping into the human capital lying dormant on the block - and creating Neighborhood Networks dedicated to stabilizing our communities."
Val Free, The Neighborhood Network Alliance
Your Resources, Your Network.
Block clubs are networks of neighbors committed to working together to support one another, and to addressing quality of life issues that affect their neighborhood. Block clubs (Networks) provide the structure through which police, city officials, and the neighbors meet and engage one another. Through these partnerships, neighborhood block clubs (networks) build trust and recognition to improve the quality of life throughout the community.
Currently, we have identified Lead Organizers in seven neighborhoods: South Shore, South Chicago, Calumet Heights, South Deering, Avalon Park, and Greater Grand Crossing.
By 2021, our organizing efforts will:
Develop a dynamic communication platform to keep the community informed of important topics, forums, and social events.
Recruit 1,200 new members for the Area Councils in the South Shore community.
Result in an organizing model that can be replicated across the Chicagoland area.
Create a platform for Area Councils to lead civic engagement activities that bring positive change to our community.
Host events, forums, and trainings to build neighbor-to-neighbor relationships.
What is a Block Club?
Traditional Residential Blocks | Condo Associations | Housing Co-Ops | Homeowners Associations | Tenant Associations | Engaged Clubs: Garden clubs, Walking clubs, Book clubs... | Interested group of neighbors