CHP Communities Shine During National NeighborWorks Week
Since 2002 CHP has organized and participated in National NeighborWorks® Week, a week-long initiative that CHP and other NeighborWorks organizations across the country participate in to bring about neighborhood change and awareness through local
community improvement and celebration projects.
This June, CHP organized and hosted an impressive assortment of community projects across three states, making it our most busy NeighborWorks Week ever! Twelve events took place at CHP communities in Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida, with a combined total of 85 volunteers and almost 270 attendees. One Florida community, Oakland Terrace, went all out to foster community spirit by offering not one, but seven days of activities! Other participating communities were Horizon House/Sunset Apartments, Rutledge Hills, Linden Green, Braxton Manor, and the Crossings at Leesburg.
While the types of projets varied, the goal of each was to emphasize the importance of neighborhood awareness, participation, and improvement. Our communities organized a property dedication, hands-on landscaping and painting projects, car washes, yard sales, and lively neighborhood gatherings for residents and staff that included community service information booths, food, music, games, and prizes.
“NeighborWorks Week is truly impressive,” said Jill Fox, CHP’s Director of Research and Evaluation. “It’s a unique initiative where individuals and organizations across the nation are all focused on community development at the same time. The interactive neighborhood events allow participants to reflect on what it really means to be a part of a community.”