Forum to unite West Philly Block Captains for skill building, networking on August 4th

In August, Block Captains from West Philadelphia have an exciting opportunity to network and develop their skills as community leaders and advocates.

The West Philadelphia Block Captains Forum on August 4th, will bring together about 100 block captains across West Philadelphia for a day of leadership development and building connections. This day-long workshop will then set the stage for a semester-long pilot “Block Captains Institute” with 20-25 dedicated block captains.

LISC supports comprehensive community development efforts in West Philadelphia through an initiative called SCI West. As part of our Connecting Citizens effort, SCI West is working with the Partnership CDC and the Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) office to organize the Block Captains Forum and pilot the leadership development “institute” for block captains in West Philadelphia.

The tentative workshops at the Block Captains Forum will help Block Captains:

  • Learn how to use the INTERNET to find resources for your community;
  • Learn how to participate in key ZONING and planning decisions in your neighborhood;
  • Develop a community SAFETY strategy and identify partners who can help;
  • ENGAGE and lead neighbors to participate in neighborhood improvement;
  • Learn how to use city services to improve a VACANT properties; and
  • Access resources and tools for managing an EMERGENCY
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