CIVIC MINDED NEIGHBORHOOD ADVOCACY
INFORMATION, COMMUNICATIONS & OUTREACH
Effective community advocacy relies on understanding the change you want. Steps in getting there include understanding your community, collaborating, organizing, building coalitions and pushing the boundaries on possibilities.
covering what’s happening in the neighborhood
We explore the issues around us and the challenges impacting civic engagement in San Francisco.
Why Neighborhood Advocates Play a Key Role
While City and Neighborhood politics seem to be in a clash of sorts these days making it even more challenging for neighbors to often obtain answers and insights on issues impacting their neighborhood, it’s good to revisit the critical role of Neighborhood Advocacy.
While community advocates cannot guarantee greater participation, experience has shown me that they can help increase resident involvement in community development processes. Community advocates can be the difference between a successful project with strong community input and buy-in or an unsuccessful one with limited community involvement and neighborhood indifference.– Richard Wooten, Michigan State University
“Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It’s important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It’s the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.”
– Dorothy Height