|Neighborhood Leaders Work to Strengthen Community|
The HPG Network has partnered with Leadership Fort Wayne and the City of Fort Wayne to create the Best Practice Neighborhood Initiative. The Best Practice Neighborhood Initiative provides training and tools to help committed residents and neighborhood leaders work successfully with community development agencies, developers and local government for the benefit of their neighborhood and ultimately the entire community. Training is designed to provide the framework, insights and lessons for working together to revitalize and improve Fort Wayne and Allen County neighborhoods.
The Neighborhood Leadership Academy will equip committed neighborhood leaders with new knowledge, skills and tools to engage residents to identify strengths and improvement opportunities. Participation in the program will provide insights and lessons for working together to revitalize and improve Fort Wayne neighborhoods. Participants will learn the foundational lessons that will empower them to create a plan for a neighborhood improvement project. At least two (2) of the neighborhood projects will be selected by the city to receive a grant to implement the project in Phase Two. Neighborhood improvement projects will be selected by the city to be implemented by the neighborhood association team. Total grant pool available is $100,000.
For more information about eligible neighborhoods, click here: http://blog.leadershipfortwayne.org/?p=354