We learned early in our planning phase that many residents of the Acre were either unaware of or lacked access to many of the great resources offered in the City of Lowell. One of our missions is to systematically increase awareness, access, and real connections to services and opportunities.
We are creating new spaces; spaces where residents can build relationships and connections in the system without the normal power dynamics of the provider/client relationship. Check out our events schedule and come to our next event.
Expanded Outreach & Engagement
The Working Cities Outreach team is one strategy to directly engage residents of the Acre. The team represents the population of the neighborhood, speak the languages and implement grassroots strategies to connect residents to resources. Additionally, partners have expanded their individual efforts to intentionally reach the neighborhood in places where people gather and build/rebuild relationships in the community.
Resident input and leadership is the only way for the WCC Lowell Initiative to be successful. We have created a systematic strategic within our partnership to increase resident voice and activate residents who want to be more involved, but lack access to opportunities to do so.