Building Block 1: Community Commitment
Many communities already have active citizens associations, business associations, arts and humanities organizations, and community stakeholders who are committed to supporting their communities. The first step necessary for establishing a CCEL program is identifying and engaging the active community stakeholders and gaining their commitment to the vision. Once we’ve identified our community stakeholders we work with them to form a Neighborhood Strategy Council. In partnership with the Neighborhood Strategy Council, we develop a fundraising campaign to raise an initial financial commitment of $25,000 to launch the program.
Building Block 3: Identity and Marketing
Through a series of facilitated community sessions in collaboration with the Neighborhood Strategy Council and community stakeholders, we develop a brand and identity for the program. With this brand we develop dedicated social media and communications channels to share out what the program is doing and how the community can get involved.