Neighbor Up is a group of 3,000 people using our talents and skills to improve life in our neighborhoods. We use people power to build bridges across lines of difference and create an extraordinary world right where we live!
In 2012, a small group of 25 people launched Neighbor Up using the idea of Community Network Building.
We believe that at its core and when executed well, Community Network Building is a way to make big change. Community Network Builders create spaces that level the playing field, where everyone has a voice and power is shared. Only then can diverse people tackle tough challenges and begin to create extraordinary neighborhoods where economic and racial justice thrive. We do this using practices.
Neighbor Up members:
- create positive spaces where people can bring and share their skills, wisdom and knowledge;
- tackle hard conversations about race, equity and inclusion and build bridges across lines of difference;
- are working together to create a more just, equitable and inclusive Cleveland.
Since Neighbor Up formed, members — with support from Neighborhood Connections — have created hundreds of small-scale initiatives on their streets and in their neighborhoods. Members have worked to get seats at the tables where big decisions are made and have worked on issues like hire local job pipelines, infant mortality, lead poisoning and racial equity.
There’s still a lot of work to be done. We look forward to continuing to work together. Neighbor Up!