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.
Would your block benefit from a block happy hour? The City is encouraging residents to safely socialize with their neighbors! We encourage neighbors to sit in their front yard or porch and socialize with fellow neighbors. Please fill out the form HERE to receive a Happy Hour Bag with some games for kids and advertising materials to let neighbors know who is hosting the happy hour!
Neighborhood Happy Hour Packages
Happy Hour Yard Sign
If you have questions please reach out to Madeline Hinkfuss, Neighborhood Resources Coordinator, at email@example.com or 720-926-2154. Madeline will be in contact with you within 3 business days of the application submission. Bags will be awarded on a first come first serve basis.
Good in Englewood
Tell us something good your neighbor has done for you during this time! Fill out the form below will feature the stories in upcoming social media posts.
Tips for Organizing a Neighborhood Group
Get to Know Your Neighbor Grant
The Get to Know Your Neighbor grant is an opportunity for neighbors to get to know their neighbors. Residents can apply for $100, $300 or $500 grants. The grant money can be used for supplies like food or materials at a neighborhood gatherings or event that builds community with neighbors. These gatherings may include block parties, ice cream socials, neighborhood parades, neighborhood clean-up, etc.
Mobile Community Outreach Stand
The Mobile Community Outreach Stand will be set up in a variety of parks and neighborhoods throughout the summer. The stand will have yard games and can serve soft drinks/lemonade to residents in the neighborhood. Residents are encouraged to get out of their homes and join their neighbors for a glass of lemonade or a game of cornhole.
- Dates and times TBD
- If residents would like to request the stand come to their neighborhood please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Block Party Application
Block parties are a fun way to connect residents and neighbors together. For block parties that wish to occupy part of the City street, a Street Occupancy permit is required from the Public Works Department. Block Party Street Occupancy permits are available for a $25 fee. The permit application is available HERE. Permits are available between June 1st and October 1st. In order to help ensure the safety of guests and minimize potential pedestrian-automobile conflicts, barricades are required to be placed at each end of the street during block party events that occupy part of a City street.
Who Are My Neighbors?
We want to encourage you to get to know your neighbors! Cut out the block map, write down the names of the 8 neighbors that live around you and display it on your refrigerator. The map will help you learn your neighbor’s names and get to know them better.
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.