Serving Our Streets
Serving Our Streets’ key social lens is: Neighborhood, Front Porch, Living Room (or the N.P.L.) Serving Our Streets is proven to reduce crime, and violence, while making neighborhoods more livable. Our mission is centered around 5 pillars: These pillars directly impact many issues that prevent progression within the most challenged neighborhoods of urban communities.
Pillar 1: Household Engagement
Urban Engagement Specialist visit homes and conduct a non-intrusive assessment. This assessment gages the needs of every member of the household.
Pillar 2: Household Assessment
The Urban Engagement Specialist completes a non-intrusive assessment of the family. Each family member’s social service needs are captured.
Pillar 3: Neighborhood Based Case Management
Each household is assigned to a case manager. The case manager builds a relationship with the head of household. The case manager contacts the head of household 2-3 times a week. To determine of resources are tailored to family’s needs and the family is taking advantage of opportunities.
Pillar 4: Resource Delivery
Case managers, and Urban Engagement Specialists work in tandem to ensure the family feels supported.
Pillar 5: Neighborhood Organizing and Events
Fragmentation is present in many neighborhoods. Neighbors to neighborhood contact and communication is non-existent. This breakdown in communication leads to accountability issues, and basic information sharing. By organizing neighborhood events and activities, we are strengthening the foundation of more challenged neighborhoods.
Targeted areas in
Pulpit to Porches Initiative
Participation in the Pulpit to Porches Initiative is key to delivering Urban League resources to families in neighborhoods within 4-6 blocks of a Neighborhood Church. Neighborhood Churches are trained in outreach and engagement. Church facilities serve as event and activity locations. Events and activities include: Grill to Glory, Neighborhood Employment Series, Neighborhood Resource Fair, Food and PPE distribution.
The vision of Pulpit to Porches is to establish the Neighborhood Church as a focal point for families in immediate need.
Grill to Glory
Grill to Glory is an effort established through Pulpit to Porches effort. Grill to Glory provides an inviting community activity each week that encourages and draws neighborhood family participation. As a foundation each participating Church grills hot dogs for distribution to residents. Other items available; light bulbs, food boxes, clothes, toiletries, school supplies. Items may vary based on Church resources.