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Strong Neighborhoods

About Strong Neighborhoods

Successful middle schoolers thrive in vibrant neighborhoods. Programs at United Way Strong Neighborhood Houses are enriching the lives of residents, including middle schoolers in the Midtown and Ellis Heights neighborhoods, and Marie Avenue in Machesney Park.


Strong Neighborhoods initiatives

Strong Neighborhoods — A collective impact approach allowing us to assess neighborhood assets and needs, find solutions, and identify metrics in order to evaluate impact.

Strong Neighborhood Block Parties — Highly attended and anticipated summer gatherings that create fun and pride across Rock River Valley neighborhoods.