For Immediate Release
Neighbor for Neighbor Action Bash Tonight
Springfield Neighbor for Neighbor (N4N) program will host an "Action Bash" tonight at 6 pm at Pathways United Methodist Church, 1232 E. Dale St.
About 50 people have participated the past several weeks on action teams, coming up with recommendations for projects to improve the Weller and Robberson neighborhoods. The five teams will present their ideas and vote on projects to pursue.
Community partners have stepped up to assist with N4N. They include: BKD, LLP, City of Springfield, Community Foundation of the Ozarks, Community Partnership of the Ozarks, Convoy of Hope, Council of Churches, Evangel University, Grupo Latinoamericano, The Kitchen, Missouri State University, NAACP, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, OACAC, Praise Assembly, Springfield Public Schools, Springfield Remanufacturing Corporation, United Way of the Ozarks and Victory Mission.
Neighbor for Neighbor is an empowerment program that helps drive positive change through a process of neighborhood discussion and planning.
N4N Goals are:
- Building relationships and increase trust in two Springfield neighborhoods.
- Improving the quality of life in the neighborhoods.
- Empowering participants to be agents of change.
- Engaging citizens in neighborhoods who feel they have no vote.
For more information, contact Janet Dankert with Community Partnership of the Ozarks, at 417-888-2020 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Cora Scott with City of Springfield at 417-864-1009 or email@example.com.