Neighborhood Stabilization Plan
Our neighborhood stabilization plan taps into the human capital within the community on a block-by-block level. We have adopted the area council organizing model. An Area Council is a designated area within a 15 – 40 block radius where neighbors establish a governing body who are the gatekeepers within their designated boundaries to:
Organize and govern
Address urgent situations
Create long-term permanent social change
Provide a voice to the larger neighborhood
Each area council is encouraged to create networks within their boundaries of the following subject matter focus area: Economic Development, Housing, Health, and Wellness, Public Safety, Education, Arts & Culture, Technology, Transportation, Hospitality, and Communications/Media
For nearly 50 years Area Councils have been an existing and proven organizing strategy in South Shore and has now been adopted by The Neighborhood Network Alliance.
We invite you to join us in the reactivation of your area council. There are twelve in South Shore. Three on the west side of Stony Island; and nine on the east side of Stony Island.
We encourage anyone who has their own block club or other organized community network to join with us too!! We can be successful in working as a whole yet maintain our unique approach and autonomy as we take on the changes that are coming to our neighborhood.