The Basics Of Neighborhood Organizing
A neighborhood organization is a resident-controlled self-help group that works to improve the quality of life for all neighborhood residents. Residents decide if an organization is needed - residents decide what issues to tackle - and residents take responsibility for getting things done.
The City of Roanoke is eager to work with all residents and neighborhood organizations to help them achieve their goals and encourage their participation and engagement in the decision-making processes that may affect them.
Reason To Organize People are willing to work hard to make a neighborhood organization effective if they have a good reason. People are busy and they don't have time to come to meetings just for the sake of meeting. but they will get involved if there are important and specific issues to resolve - whether it's cleaning up streets, alleys and vacant lots, eliminating crime, getting new housing built, or keeping a good neighborhood strong.