Block Leaders Connect connects neighborhoods to the city of Chattanooga through building capacity, membership, and new leadership in Avondale and Eastdale. This occurs through creating neighborhood directories and recruiting block leaders. Many neighborhood associations have small and aging membership and tend to lack knowledge of who lives and does business in the neighborhood. By recruiting and equipping new “block leaders,” people are empowered to speak with a single voice on issues affecting their neighborhoods and the city. Strong neighborhoods serve as strong foundations for a thriving Chattanooga.
Project Leader: Everlena M. Holmes
Winner of Causeway Challenge I in 2014 that asked “How can we make Chattanooga a more connected city?"