National Neighborhood Day

Posted by on August 10, 2009

National Neighborhood Day ~ Sunday, September 20

Rekindle old friendships and establish new bonds with fellow community members on National Neighborhood Day (NND), celebrated across the country each year on the third Sunday in September.

The goal of NND is to reinforce local connections by fortifying relationships — because a unified community is a stronger and healthier one. Use this annual celebration to promote and increase involvement in any number of cohesion-building and civic-minded activities. Neighborhood gatherings can be a simple block party or potluck, or a more complex service project, such as a neighborhood clean-up — whatever is easy and fun to plan and carry out. As a result of your NND event, your community may see an increase in volunteering, collaboration, emergency preparedness, and adult/youth mentoring relationships.

If you’re planning an event now, share your ideas so that others can benefit. And be sure to check out the National Neighborhood Day resources site for tools to help you get started and ideas to sustain the momentum throughout the year.

Nonprofit partners for NND include Campus Compact, the National Crime Prevention Council, Teach for America, Youth Service America, and Network for Good. Questions? Send an e-mail to [email protected].

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