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Coming Together for Change
A Qualitative Study of Social Connectedness Outcomes Produced by the Love Your Block Program
Cities of Service commissioned this study by Urban Institute to better understand how the social connectedness of residents and communities was affected by their involvement in Cities of Service Love Your Block projects and how the effects of Love Your Block projects relate to social connectedness. The study also assesses how residents’ relationships with city officials change because of Love Your Block and how these relationships improve social connectedness and measurable outcomes. The study focused on three cities implementing Love Your Block programs: Boston, Lansing, and Phoenix.