Neighborhood Vision 2025
Collective community care paired with knowledge of neighbors, resources and communities leads to neighbors sharing information, identifying concerns and acting collectively to address those concerns. Programs, initiatives, and spaces co-created with residents as a result of this Vision Plan should help residents feel empowered from their strengths to connect, organize, and lead community-building efforts in MidTown. The ultimate goal is to build organic connections among residents to foster leadership & community ownership of the neighborhood.
Growing relational capacity and neighborhood leadership in stages can deepen a spirit of goodwill toward each other and grow the community’s ability to navigate differences. Support actions that reinforce an “ethic of care” defined in Imagine AsiaTown which imagines a future AsiaTown where basic needs are met and neighbors help neighbors.
Realize Neighbor-Led Action Project ideas.
Convene Community Conversations.
Facilitate Gifts of the Head, Heart, Hand & Teaching gatherings.
Outreach & Support
Resident Participation & Ideas
Connect and Empower Neighbors, Block By Block
Solidify MTC’s Role as a Community Connector by Sharing Resources in Social Capital & Physical Space
Build awareness about MTC’s purpose, resources & community commitment. Further connect MTC and residents to MTC and clearly communicate what we do/don’t do and how we can support the community.
Continue Co-Creating Midtown Programming with Residents to Activate Community and Spaces
Intentionally involve residents to co-create programming bring joy in their neighborhoods and build community through storytelling, celebration and civid involvement. This Action also reinforces a concept defined in the Imagine AsiaTown plan to increase visibility and recognition of community members’ stories, contributions and commitment.
Establish More Block Clubs in MidTown and Nearby Neighborhoods
Expand opportunities for residents to get together and take action. Encourage the creation of Block Clubs and Block party events that unite neighbors around celebration and joy. Explore business-sponsored block clubs and ways that MTC can facilitate multi-Block Club gatherings, organization, and programming of interest to build stronger connections among area residents.