This discussion paper distills the core values that lead to significant accomplishments by the Twin Cities neighborhood movement. It also clarifies its future intentions in a statement useful for future partnerships with grantmaking foundations and municipal and civic allies.
Neighborhood movements and effective philanthropy
The issues facing neighborhoods are also felt at larger geographic scales—at the municipal, regional, national, and even global levels. Solutions to neighborhood issues must be carried out on these levels, as well, to be sustainable. See how neighborhoods in the Twin Cities have prepared themselves to participate as partners in this work.
Neighborhood movements and nonprofit management
Neighborhood organizations provide us with the ability to help shape the places we live. This publication shows how they create a civic structure for people to engage with one another around concerns and opportunities that face them as a community—and instills an awareness of why place is important.
Neighborhood movements and activism
This publication shows how activists in neighborhoods can support their organization to advance these five areas: Creating a sense of place and social fabric through relationship-building; Advancing the mechanisms of democracy through civic engagement; Promoting accountability, diversity, and organizational effectiveness; Advancing innovative problem solving in partnership; Genuine, long-lasting improvements to neighborhood livability.
Neighborhood movements and program evaluation
Each of the themes presented in this Discussion Paper is deconstructed enough that evaluators could create a checklist of “signs of progress.”
Download A Statement of Values, Accomplishments, and Intentions of the Twin Cities Neighborhood Movement (pdf). Produced for the [Twin Cities] Center for Neighborhoods / October 2002 / Steven E. Mayer, Ph.D. / Effective Communities Project
Posted by Steven E. Mayer, Ph.D. / Effective Communities Project
Originally posted September 2, 2017 / Most recently edited November 9, 2021