September 16, 2013

News Release

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

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:

The project's community partners are:

Download an event flier (pdf).

For more information, contact Patricia Deck at Community Partnership of the Ozarks at 417-888-2020 or or Cora Scott at City of Springfield at 417-864-1009 or

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Department of Public Information

840 Boonville Avenue • P.O. Box 8368 • Springfield, MO 65801
417-864-1010 • Fax: 417-864-1114 •