Want to make your block better?

Even the smallest acts can have a big impact. If you love your neighborhood and are ready to make a difference, you too can be one of our Neighborhood Heroes!

Take the pledge today!

Want to make your block better?

Even the smallest acts can have a big impact. If you love your neighborhood and are ready to make a difference, you too can be one of our Neighborhood Heroes!

Take the pledge today!

Want to make your block better?

Even the smallest acts can have a big impact. If you love your neighborhood and are ready to make a difference, you too can be one of our Neighborhood Heroes!

Take the pledge today!

Sometimes it’s overwhelming when the things around you need change. Where do you start? How can just one person make a difference? This summer we’re committing to make Chicagoland even better one block at a time. Even the smallest acts can have a big impact.

If you love your street, your block, your neighborhood and are ready to make a difference then join us and take the pledge. You too can be a Neighborhood Hero.

Need ideas?  Here are some easy things you can do today!

  • Start a neighborhood watch
  • Volunteer on a Safe Passages route
  • Be sure your home is free of illegal guns
  • Pick up trash around the neighborhood
  • Walk around and meet someone new
  • Organize a block club
  • Designate a neighborhood safe space in case of an emergency
  • Create care packages for local firefighters, police officers, and medics
  • Volunteer to read books at your local library
  • Paint a neighborhood mural
  • Supervise safe outdoor play hours for kids
  • Visit a local restaurant with your neighbors
  • Adopt a local school and volunteer to spruce up the school yard
  • Care for the yard of an elderly neighbor
  • Organize a school supply drive for a family in need
  • Start a community garden or plant flowers or trees in a place that needs it
  • Remove graffiti
  • Volunteer at a local community center
  • Organize a neighborhood walking club