WHAT WE DO
We Strategically and Safely Create Impact
Many of our residents have lived in our neighborhood for generations, upholding the culture and values of a strong and cohesive community. But how do we continue to further that legacy inter-generationally and in the midst of 21st Century shifts in innovation and new challenges?
We listen. We listen to our residents, who have voiced key areas of improvement that we can focus on to sustain our community while moving forward.
We also do something.
We promote progress through education and introducing new resources that enable self-help and self-determination. Progress has become key themes of our organization and our community, but not at the expense of preservation.
PROVIDING IMPACT ACROSS THESE SIX PILLARS OF OUR COMMUNITY
When we asked our neighbors how SPBA can help, these were the aspects of life they deemed necessary to impact in order to create a healthy and productive community.
Initiatives: Safe Sanford
Projects include Traffic Light Installation
Initiatives: Sustainable Sanford, Homecare
Projects Include Love Your Block Mini-Grant Blight Removal/Beautification, West Ward Community Clean Up, Tree Stump Removal Assessment, Tree Planting Initiative
Projects include Emergency Grocery Distribution, COVID-19 Fresh Food Delivery, Thanksgiving Turkey Give-Away, Essential Worker Celebration, Community Ride-A-Long
Projects include Safe Drinking Water Forum, Voting Processes, Census Process, Focus Groups, Social Justice Forum, City Council Candidate Speaker Series, Community Updates
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Projects include: COVID Education, Vaccine Education, Mask Promotion/Sales
ARTS & CULTURE
Projects include Winter Wonderland Decor Contest
OUR IMPACT IN 2020
Improve the quality of life of over 130 households within community relevant areas of focus.
Reach 1,800 persons per year with informational and educational content.
Scaled initiatives to encompass all residents, including, 15 community projects, 11 community forums, and 7 educational forums.
Targeting nearly $800K in funding over the next 5 years to support strategic initiatives: Homecare Initiative, Safe Sanford, and Sustainable Sanford.
SUPPORT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD
BE SAFE, BE WELL, & MAKE A DIFFERENCE
"Where every block that touches ours is safe and sound" has been the mantra for our community since the inception of our block association.
A Sanford Place Block Association & Friends 2021 community survey uncovered that our residents have safety and blight challenges with their homes. Many residents do not meet City of Newark income requirements to qualify for assistance. They are also not able to cover costs of extensive and needed repairs, nor do their ages and abilities permit them on their own.
Your gifts matter. Your partnership matters. Your participation matters. The safety and wellness of our community depends upon them.