Neighborhood Partnering Program
Through its Love Your Block initiative, Austin is engaging student leaders from the University of Texas, educating them about issues facing their community and preparing them to become active partners with community members in restoring economically distressed neighborhoods. Together, the students and the community are clearing vacant lots, creating community gardens and building public structures. More importantly, the student leaders are building capacity in Austin neighborhoods and fostering strong relationships throughout the community.
"Compassion is part of the fabric of our great city and Austinites embody that every day through their commitment to volunteerism and community service."Former Mayor Lee Leffingwell