Community development is one of the focuses of the 2016 Memphis Summer Of Good Neighbors. The event gathers all local individuals who are interested in sharing ideas and good deeds to the benefit of all. The program included topics like neighborhood exterior improvements, housing development, and renovations, neighborhood watch initiative, small to medium business start-ups, home security, and more.
The Aim Of The Program
The programs of summer of good neighbors aim to target the full range of barriers that hinder community improvements. With that, organizations encourage the community to build and harness skills useful in keeping a flexible contribution to society. Though it may seem to be a thorough process, a suitable living environment for everyone in Memphis is the motivation. That is because its intention in expanding economic opportunities and helping those low-income families is the source of their strength, focus, and aspiration.
Aside from the enhancement of economic stability, the program also wants to establish the core values of community development. It aims to give fair treatment to those individuals who seek justice. Meaning, the status, gender, ethnicity, and beliefs won’t matter for the truth is always the basis of fair judgment. Another factor that community development wants to address is the agenda of reducing inequities that especially talk about health-related concerns. These include health outcomes, financial issues in the healthcare system, insurance, as well as social benefits.
The programs’ advocacies are helpful to society, but the participation of all individuals in each neighborhood is essential for their progress. People’s decision matter because it will all affect their lives. As long as there is an advocacy for fairness and freedom, the ability of the community to sustain basic human needs is not impossible. The goal of bringing forward existing concrete objectives can entirely increase a neighborhood’s level of progress.