A person’s holistic well-being is significantly influenced by their environment. Where you live can affect your physical health, cost of living, access to food, and quality of education, and each of those factors has its own ripple effect on your quality of life. Empowering people to improve the circumstances of their household and neighborhood is one of the best ways to contribute to the flourishing of individuals, families, and our city.
The importance of neighborhood revitalization
Explore our resources to learn about the needs and dreams of our neighborhoods.
A podcast episode about the complex relationship between stable housing and education.
INNOVATION IN NEIGHBORHOODS
A panel of four people discussing their innovative ways of investing in a neighborhood.
STATE OF E
Advancing neighborhood revitalization through the Church
"Our local church (One Life West) is currently pursuing a union of ministries with Renew Church. Renew Church is serving as the lead agency in a neighborhood revitalization effort, following the Love Your Neighborhood framework provided by Community One, to bring Jesus' ministry to marginalized neighbors to the Lamasco neighborhood on the Westside.
So far, we've seen the restart of the neighborhood association, a serve day with neighbors, and the launch of neighborhood action projects (direct investments to neighbors for them to be the change they hope to see). Possibly the biggest win so far though has been the reorientation of the congregations towards the embodiment of Jesus to transform our understanding of 'outreach' to look more like Jesus--wholistic, restorative, activating."
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