Lansing Love Your Block
Mayor Virg Bernero will bring residents and City Hall together through neighborhood summits and focused projects using Love Your Block, a Cities of Service neighborhood revitalization blueprint. The City of Lansing will engage neighborhood leaders in project-based and experiential learning to solicit a new vision for neighborhoods and to identify the barriers to civic engagement. Lansing has a rich history of neighborhood organizing and citizen engagement; the challenge now is to invite and cultivate new leadership in these groups and to connect them together in service.
Photo: Lansing, MI key personnel and neighborhood leaders participated in a listening and learning tour of the City of Flint, MI where Love Your Block is also in action.
"With the help of the Ingham County Land Bank and a grant-funded AmeriCorps VISTA member, we will form powerful new partnerships between city government, neighborhood volunteers and community non-profits to engage and empower our residents, especially in low-income areas, to improve the quality of life in their own neighborhoods."Mayor Virg Bernero