12 Opportunities to Get Engaged!
Let’s build community together! Get inspired by this poster for easy ways to build community, created by the Syracuse Cultural Workers.
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1. Get some neighborhood leadership training and bring back your new ideas and connections!
2. Help plan one of our community events like the:
- Volunteer or participate in the Annual Run Puritas 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
- Volunteer, donate food, or help recruit for the Annual Big Creek-Chevy Branch Clean-up
- Ice Crime Social presented by BPDC & bike rodeo presented by the Friends of Jefferson Park on the 1st Tuesday in August
- Volunteer to help plan, decorate, staff, or publicize the Annual Neighborhood Summit
- Volunteer to organize a group to participate or feed the volunteers at the Chevy branch of Big Creek
3. Attend a Neighborhood Education Committee meeting
- 1st Tuesday of the month, 6:30pm at BPDC in the Mary Kaser Community Room
- Contact Ian
5. Ride with West Park Wheelers on bikes or help organize a biking event
- Opportunities Fall through Spring
- Contact Ian
- 1st Thursday of the month, 7pm at St. Ignatius of Antioch School Cafeteria on the corner of Lorain Avenue and West Boulevard
- Contact Tammy Hanna, Cleveland Community Relations Department, 216-664-6634
10. Apply for a Neighborhood Connections matching grant from the Cleveland Foundation, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress Organizers & Allies Group’s Rolling & Responsive Grant (always due the 1st Thursday of the month), or with Cleveland Colectivo as a grassroots group with a great idea!
11. Attend West Park Community Coalition meetings on the 1st Tuesday of the month at Second Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.
12. Attend Neighborhood Up Network Nights; learn more here.
… or financially support the community-building work of BPDC.