Love Your Block Comes To Hamilton!

Hamilton, Ohio

Hamilton, Ohio


Love Your Block

Community Member, Ruth Meadows, helps VISTAs hang banners for the neighborhood RENEW meeting.

Community Member, Ruth Meadows, helps VISTAs hang banners for the neighborhood RENEW meeting.

Love Your Block Hamilton is a city-led mini-grant program that engages Hamilton community members in revitalizing their neighborhoods, one block at a time. Members of the community work together with city leaders to create sustainable solutions that build cleaner, safer, and more engaged neighborhoods. This program is funded by Cities of Service, a national non-profit organization, and supported by the City of Hamilton.

In July of 2018, Cities of Service awarded ten cities with two AmeriCorps VISTA members and $25,000 that will be used for mini-grants and resources to support the efforts of citizen groups and local nonprofits to fight property blight through home repairs, lot transformations, and community cleanups. The program encourages community groups to identify priority projects and develop volunteer-fueled solutions. 

Cities of Service

Founded in September 2009 in New York City by New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and 16 other mayors from across the nation, Cities of Service is a national nonprofit organization that supports mayors and city chief executives in their efforts to engage local communities and residents, identify challenges, and solve problems together. Today, the Cities of Service coalition is comprised of over 215 cities in the US and UK, representing nearly 55 million people in 45 states, and more than 10 million people in the UK. Cities of Service works with cities to build city-led, citizen-powered initiatives that target specific needs, achieve long-term and measurable outcomes, improve the quality of life for residents, and build stronger cities.

To learn more about Cities of Service and the Love Your Block program, visit their website, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter and Instagram @CitiesofService.

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