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.
Create stronger communication tools to reach and connect area residents. Bring existing news and resources to people in new ways (Ward 7 Observer, MTC News, etc.). And, explore new platforms (text platform, etc.) to reach people wherever they are more effectively and in new ways.
Continuing MTC’s quarterly newsletter, MidTown e-newsletter, etc. and translate these resources for AAPI and Latinx audiences.
Explore use of text SMS service.
Identify individuals to serve as Connectors to grassroots organizations operating in MidTown, AsiaTown, and surrounding neighborhoods.
Marketing & Outreach
Local Information & Events
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.