Residents Engaged in Strengthening Families and Neighborhoods

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

February 12, 2000

Summary

This report, a resource guide created for the Casey Foundation’s Making Connections initiative, offers strategies for connecting residents and families living in isolated neighborhoods to social networks, services, supports, jobs and opportunities. Residents are encourged to engage together for collective action to improve their communities. The guide provides examples of promising approaches and resources for cultivating and sustaining resident engagement, family-friendly places and leadership development.

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Key Takeaway

Resident engagement efforts work best when grounded in guiding principles.

Believe residents can make positive changes in their own lives and their neighborhoods; Equity and respect are cornerstones for building relationships; Encourage participation by providing transportation, child care, translations and financial compensation.  

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