Get Involved in Your Community
As a homeowner, you have the unique opportunity to help create a neighborhood that is a vibrant place for all to live, work and play. And, lucky for you, there are so many ways to get involved in your community. Here are some of our top picks.
Join Your Homeowners Association
If your home is part of a Homeowners Association, joining the board is a great way to meet your neighbors, have a say in how your building or area is maintained, gain leadership skills and help plan community activities.
Volunteer Your Time
Are you passionate about education, animals or a specific social cause? Find an organization that could use your help and dedicate your time! Animal shelters, schools, food banks, assisted living facilities and charitable foundations are always looking for helping hands from people in the area.
Participate in a Block Club
Block clubs are a great way to get involved and meet those living on your block. Block clubs do everything from providing service to senior residents, creating fun and safe spaces for kids and creating a feeling of community through parties.
Organize A Clean Up Day
There are plenty of community areas that would benefit from a little TLC. If you don’t want to plan something on your own, the Chicago Parks Foundation has plenty of opportunities in place. Check them out here.
Set Up a Neighborhood Watch
Neighborhood watches help promote safer communities. Setting up a watch is simple, and requires a meeting with your local police station, establishing meetings and creating an action plan. You can register your neighborhood watch here.