BlockWork is a grass-roots program developed in 2010 by the Community Appearance Commission’s Neighborhood Leaders Alliance (NLA).
The Salisbury Community Appearance Commission and Salisbury Housing Advocacy Commission will be accepting BlockWork applications from Salisbury city neighborhoods beginning now through Friday, June 14. The 2019 BlockWork event has been set for Saturday, October 26, on, “National Make a Difference Day.”
BlockWork is a grass-roots program developed in 2010 by the Community Appearance Commission’s Neighborhood Leaders Alliance (NLA). The event strives to bring residents and community volunteers together to build cleaner and safer neighborhoods, one block at a time. Working together with property owners, residents, city staff and other support groups, participants help neighborhoods establish a proactive approach with stewardship of housing resources. Projects include carpentry, painting, landscaping and general clean-up in a one-block area. Long-term maintenance responsibility is assumed by block property owners, residents, and neighborhood participants.
Eight successful BlockWork events have been held since its founding, including the initial event on S. Shaver St., which earned a National Make a Difference Day award and a $10,000 prize. Last year, volunteers worked in the 400 block of S. Lee St.
The BlockWork application and guidelines can be found at www.salisburync.gov/Blockwork
. Applications can be submitted online, by postal mail, email, or accepted in person with Alyssa Nelson at the City Office Building, 132 N. Main Street, Salisbury NC 28144 by Friday, June 14, 2019. For further information, please call (704) 638-5235
Criteria for selection:
- Project feasibility
- Project impact in its neighborhood
- Ability for project to be completed in one day
- Project illustrates strong neighborhood involvement
Past BlockWork Neighborhoods:
2011 – Brooklyn South Square
2012 – Fulton Heights
2013 – Park Avenue
2014 – West End
2015 – Chestnut Hill
2016 – West End
2017 – North Main
2018 – Municipal Service District/Brooklyn South Square