Building Blocks

Building Blocks of Kalamazoo organizes residents, one block at a time, to enhance the quality of neighborhood life. Building Blocks brings neighbors together in neighborhoods that face unique challenges associated with poverty and chronic disinvestment. Block-level groups of residents socially and physically revitalize their street based on their vision and strengths. Our Catalyst (short-term) and Sustained (long-term) programs develop resident leadership, build social capital, connect residents to resources and increase residents’ sense of pride and trust on their blocks.