For Immediate Release
Neighbor for Neighbor recruiting action teams
Springfield's Neighbor for Neighbor project is offering citizens free ice cream and a chance to make change happen in their neighborhoods.
Neighbor for Neighbor will host recruitment events at four locations in the Weller and Robberson neighborhoods at 6 p.m. Sept. 20. Locations are: Weller Elementary (1630 N. Weller), Smith Park (1536 E. Division), Dayspring Church (2158 N. Prospect) and BBC/Freedom Southern Baptist (2201 N. Summit Ave.)
These teams will work closely with other community groups and services to focus on four areas of improvement: job creation and workforce development, health and safety, neighborhood pride and racism and civility.
Another recruitment event is planned for Oct. 5. For more information, please call 417.888.2020 or visit http://springfieldn4n.com.
About Neighbor for Neighbor
The Neighbor for Neighbor Project (N4N) is an empowerment program sponsored by a variety of community partners to help drive positive change through a process of neighborhood discussion and planning in the Weller and Robberson neighborhoods.
A dialogue process mobilizes neighbors to come together and work together to identify and solve problems together with community partners.
Goals are to:
- Improve the quality of life in the neighborhoods.
- Empower participants to be agents of change.
- Engage citizens in neighborhoods who feel they have no vote.
The project's community partners are:
- 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
- Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
- Praise Assembly
- Springfield-Greene County Library District
- Springfield Public Schools
- Springfield Remanufacturing Corporation
- United Way of the Ozarks
- Victory Mission.
Download an event flier (pdf).
For more information, contact Patricia Deck at Community Partnership of the Ozarks at 417-888-2020 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Cora Scott at City of Springfield at 417-864-1009 or email@example.com.