The Backbone of our community!
Traditional block clubs are groups of people who have homes and families on any given block in the city and have organized to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. People who form block clubs are concerned and care about their communities and share information, identify concerns and act collectively to address those concerns.
What can one block club do? A block club can help ensure that our seniors have the services they need to lead fulfilling lives. A block club can help our children travel safely to and from school, so that they have every opportunity to learn and succeed. A block club can improve the environment by planting and maintaining new green spaces. And a block club can provide a strong deterrent to gangs, guns and drugs.
Bancroft has a strong commitment from numerous Block Club leaders throughout the neighborhood but not every street is covered! The neighborhood could use a few good neighbors! Being a Block Club leader is easy and can be done with others on your block. The BNA can support initiatives, meeting scheduling, outreach and possible funding for projects. We would like Block Club leaders to meet quarterly with other Block Club leaders throughout the surrounding neighborhoods. This gives you a chance to network and come up with more ideas.
If you would like to know if there is a Block Club leader on your block or are interested in finding out more and attending a training let us know! You can also reach out to our Crime Prevention Specialist, Karen Notsch at 612-673-2856.
Bancroft Neighborhood is in Minneapolis Police Department’s 3rd Precinct.