In OKC we are proud of our unique neighborhoods. From the quirky Paseo District, to the historic Edgemere Park to the beautifully manicured Cleveland, we have neighborhoods of all flavors! If you love OKC and her hidden jewels, then join us for Neighborworks Week, June 4-9. All OKC residents, church groups, business groups, corporations, Scout troops, etc. are asked to volunteer their efforts in one of 5 different low income neighborhoods to show them we all care!
During Neighborworks Week we will join hundreds of other Cities from across the United States in doing something to honor the value of Neighborhoods and the role they play in our quality of life. In OKC we are concentrating our efforts on 5 low income neighborhoods: Classen Ten Penn (near NW 16th and Classen), Culbertson East Highland (near NW 8th and Lottie), The Paseo and Jefferson Park area (near NW 23rd between Robinson and Western), Capitol Hill (near SW 25th and Western), and Classens North Highland Parked (near NE 13th and Walnut) .
The residents in all of these neighborhoods have already met and created long range and short range goals for their future. They will be working to improve their neighborhoods over the next several years in hopes of creating a more beautiful, safer and healthier living environment for all residents. During Neighborworks Week we are asking all residents of OKC to help them “kick-start” their revitalization efforts by volunteering in these neighborhoods.
No matter where you live, we all need to work together to strengthen each other’s environment. During the first week of June volunteers will help plant flowers, paint structures, pick up trash, revamp park equipment, plants trees…and just show the residents of these neighborhoods that their City is behind them and they can make their neighborhood dreams come true.
Grab you co-workers, your neighbors, your friends or your social group and call Neighborhood Alliance (528-6322) to sign up today. You can choose any day and any time during the day to volunteer. Your group will be given specific instructions, locations and tools needed to do your volunteer job.
All volunteers will be honored at a picnic on Saturday, June 9 from 11am-1pm. Contact Neighborhood Alliance at 528-6322 or Georgie@nacok.org to get more information on how you can sign up to participate.
Neighborworks Week is sponsored by Neighborhood Alliance, The City of OKC and Neighborhood Housing Services.