Working with Block Clubs

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In 2018 we shifted our focus from established organizations to working with neighborhood associations and block clubs. Here’s some thoughts about what it takes to work with a block club from US-2 Lynda.

Block Clubs are groups of people who have homes and families on any given block in the city and have organized to improve the quality of life in their neighborhood. A little part of my job as an Outreach Coordinator is to find block clubs near Motown Mission to work with. Attending block club meetings are very important because I get to see people that care about their neighborhood. I get to see the connection between Motown Mission and the Detroit neighborhood about doing something positive. Whenever I attend a new block club, I simply tell them about Motown Mission, who I am and the connection between the two. The block clubs are mostly elders in the community. Motown Mission is able to provide th volunteers to the block clubs we are working with.