Love Your Block
The Love Your Block program was funded by a two-year grant that began in 2022. This grant funding is now complete and the program has closed. The Love Your Block team would like to thank everyone who gave input, participated, volunteered, applied for a grant, or supported this program. Thank you and remember to stay active in volunteering, improving your community, and loving your block.
The City of Duluth received a Cities of Service Love Your Block grant to build relationships between residents and the city to improve neighborhoods. The aim is to foster collaborative caretaking of public spaces and of our neighbors. The Love Your Block model encourages innovation and experimentation to reduce blight through resident and government partnership.
In 2022, the Love Your Block program, project leaders, community partners, and donors invested more than $18,000 across Lincoln Park and Central Hillside. Additionally, communication and collaboration has occurred in new ways across city divisions, between neighbors, and among non-profit organizations.
In 2023, the Love Your Block program invested more than $18,700 across Lincoln Park and Central Hillside into resident-led projects and trees planted on private properties. Love Your Block also hosted workshops about neighborhood level topics, small neighborhood improvement projects, and volunteer opportunities.