Urban League of Northwest Indiana, Inc. Federation of Block Clubs
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What is the Federation of Block Clubs?
The Federation of Block Clubs is an important component of the Urban League Movement. It is by organizing and mobilizing the community block-by-block that citizens have a more powerful voice in the community, the City and statewide.
Why should my block become a “Block Club”?
There are many problems in the community today that each of us are concerned about. What are your concerns? Is it the schools in the neighborhood, the need for recreation for the children and/or adults on the block, concerns about the safety of the neighborhood, raising utility rates, or even taxes? When people come together to develop solutions to their concerns their collective voice will be heard and there is action.
How do you start a Block Club?
Ask three or four of your neighbors if they would be interested in starting a Block Club. The Urban League of Northwest Indiana will help you to get organized.
Does it have to be just my block?
A Block Club can be several blocks that connect, it can be two streets connected by an alley, it can be an apartment building. You define what you want your “block” to be.
How often do we have to meet?
You set your own meeting schedule. Some Block Clubs meet monthly, some every six months, others only when they need to – it is up to the members of the Block Club.
For more information, contact the
Urban League of Northwest Indiana, Inc.
3101 Broadway – Gary, IN 46409
Only you can make a difference!