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Community engagement

You know your neighborhood best. That's why the Land Bank enjoys the opportunity to partner with the community. We've found collaboration produces better results. By combining expertise and resources, we can achieve the right solutions.

How it works

Most community collaboration occurs through the RISE Neighborhoods. The Land Bank partners with residents and neighborhood groups as part of the targeted investment. Our team helps to promote and support new and existing neighborhood programs. Together, we work toward a safer, healthier community.

Burroughs RISE

Currently, the Land Bank and Burroughs Neighborhood Organization have partnered through RISE. Visit their community page to learn more about our ongoing collaboration.

Library Village RISE

From 2016 to 2017 the Land Bank teamed up with the Sylvania Avenue Neighbors and the Sylvania Avenue Business District. We helped to identify opportunities — large and small — for improvement.

In one case, there was an ongoing problem with cars parked on vacant lots. We installed a fence and created green space to remedy the situation. This small change helped to improve and beautify Library Village. Through this partnership, we also supported larger initiatives. Our groups created a long-term plan to repurpose neglected land. The Longfellow School site and Westwood Theatre will soon become a community space.

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