Neighborhood Services

The Neighborhood Services Division offers programs to support neighborhood vitality. The Collaborative Outreach, Revitalization and Engagement (CORE) program is a set of initiatives which encourage resident-led community action.

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The Community Development Department has implemented C.O.R.E. (Collaborative Outreach, Revitalization and Engagement). This initiative was developed to engage residents, build strong communities, strengthen neighborhood associations, and promote resident led action.

Goals

The C.O.R.E. program has been designed to:

  • Create a collaborative partnership between the city, stakeholders and neighborhoods
  • Foster cooperation and consensus within neighborhoods
  • Provide a forum for advocacy by neighborhood associations
  • Provide a resource for sharing information and for neighborhood development and training
  • Strengthen and coordinate city departments' responses to neighborhood concerns and service requests

A number of new programs fall under the CORE umbrella, and were included in the launch. Initiatives included are:

Neighborhood Association of the Month


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The Southeast Neighborhood Association (SENA), in partnership with S.G. Atkins Community Development Corporation hosted its Annual Community Day and Job Fair, a lively event which brings businesses, agencies and residents together to promote cross-cultural unity; while sharing resources with those looking for employment, home weatherization and repairs. This is also an opportunity to showcase what area businesses have to offer and grow the relationships that strengthen neighborhoods. The event took place Saturday, October 9, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Enterprise Center and it was free and open to the public.

The goal of this event and the Southeast Neighborhood Association is to work towards creating a strong, happy, and healthy neighborhood, by celebrating and uniting the area’s diverse community, and informing residents of resources available to help address a range of concerns, including unemployment, housing, public safety, and opportunities for neighbors to get involved.

Staff Support

Staff support for CORE is provided by the Neighborhood Services Division of the Community Development Department. For more information please contact the Neighborhood Services Coordinator, Chelsey Wiggins.