We all want to feel like we’re part of something bigger than ourselves, to have a place we call home that connects us to the community and the people around us. That’s the goal of the City’s new Neighborhood Resource Program, centered on creating neighborhood groups that bring neighbors together to create a sense of belonging to each other, the neighborhood and the community of Englewood.
The mission of the neighborhood resources program is to build strong and inclusive neighborhoods throughout the City of Englewood. Individuals will be empowered to build relationships, identify issues within their community, access resources, and improve the quality of life for all citizens in Englewood.
The goal is to create a sense of belonging for residents through grass roots effort. All residents should feel connected to each other, to their neighborhood, to local government and to Englewood.
The Neighborhood Resources Program is launching virtual programs for residents to participate in while they are encouraged to stay home. If you have any questions please reach out to Madeline Hinkfuss, Neighborhood Resources Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-926-2154.
- Good in Englewood
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- Virtual Community Sharing Circle
Date: Friday, March 27
Time: 9 a.m.
To RSVP please fill out this form below and you will be emailed the meeting link and directions on how to join the meeting on the device (computer, iPad, phone) you are using.
In our efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing and minimizing contact with others, we are at risk for becoming more isolated. A Community Sharing Circle (CSC) is an opportunity for all Englewood community members to engage in an intentional, structured conversation with one another. The facilitated dialogue welcomes all participant voices and experiences to be shared and heard, which creates the possibility for authentic connection.
If you choose to attend the CSC, sharing is voluntary. However, all participants are asked to keep what is shared in the circle private out of respect for one another’s experiences.
Our topics of conversation will include:
- Welcome & Intentions of and Guidelines for the Community Sharing Circle
- Initial conversation prompts such as: My favorite Englewood spot is…
- What is going well for you?
- What challenges are you facing?
- What needs have arisen for you based on these challenges?
- Community brainstorm of how to meet those needs
- Closing & Announcements
- Phone Buddies
The Neighborhood Resources Program is launching virtual programs for residents to participate in while they are encouraged to stay home during the COVID-19 isolation time. The Phone Buddies program is a peer-to-peer support program. The program will match a volunteer and an older adult to provide a connection for those who may be isolated.
The City is currently taking applications for the Senior Buddies. If you or a loved one are interested in receiving a phone weekly phone call please fill out the application. Buddies will be paired based on common interests and availability. We ask that the volunteer connect with their senior buddy via phone twice a week for a minimum of 15 min each time for the next 6 weeks. If you know a senior who is interested in the program but does not have the ability to fill out the application online please call 720-926-2154 to fill it out over the phone.
To sign-up as a senior buddy please fill out the form HERE.
The plan is still developing and we need your help! Specifically, we need volunteers to serve as neighborhood group leaders, ambassadors and organizational partners that will help identify and establish neighborhoods and neighborhood groups where they don’t already exist. If you are interested please fill out the form below and Madeline, the Neighborhood Resources Coordinator, will reach out to you.
Neighborhood Resources Coordinator
Draw Your Neighborhood
Englewood is unique in that it was almost entirely developed before the era of homeowner’s associations (HOAs) which often identify distinct, connected neighborhoods. There are few official neighborhoods that the City of Englewood recognizes. Please click the graphic below to ‘draw your neighborhood’ so we can start to identify neighborhoods in Englewood.
In The News
For more information about this program, please read our article titled, "Building a Connected Community," in the Spring 2020 Citizen Magazine on page 6.