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Love Your Block- Shawnee, OK

Love Your Block- Shawnee, OK
Specific to the Dunbar Heights area, the city of Shawnee, OK has been selected as one of eight U.S. cities that will receive a $100,000 grant to participate in Love Your Block (LYB). This grant program brings city leaders and Dunbar Heights residents together to build stronger neighborhoods, one block at a time. Through Love Your Block, the city of Shawnee will award mini-grants to residents and community partners to begin neighborhood-driven change.  Our local government, community leaders, and volunteers will work side-by-side, tackling issues that affect residents every day. Our goal is to bridge the socio-economic gap that continues to affect the Dunbar Heights neighborhood of Shawnee and encourage residents to engage in art installations, landscaping, home repairs, yard clean-up, and community gardens. We are ready to build trust with city officials and empower neighbors and volunteers to create a more sustainable and resilient city. If you, or anybody you know, is in need of small home repairs, new paint, landscaping, and much more, please fill out our mini grant application Love Your Block Mini-Grant Application
by May 31. Please stop by our offices for a paper copy. 

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Mini-Grant Winners and Projects

2023 Announcement of Mini-Grant Recipients Coming Soon. Please Apply Here

January 14th: MLK City-Wide Cleanup (Register here to be contacted by a team member):

The city of Shawnee will be having cleanup day on January the 14th . We are looking for volunteers to help our elderly residents haul larger items that they may have. We will need two groups of volunteers: 
  • One group will be moving items from the residential houses to our flatbed trailers
  • A second group will be moving items from the flatbed to our roll-off dumpster located at the Community Center
We will be meeting in the parking lot of Shawnee Milling Co 201 S Broadway Ave, Shawnee, OK 74801  to go over the morning's agenda and divide into teams. If you're reading this, we want you there! If you are interested, please register here

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LYB Volunteer Registration Form (NOW OPEN)

Love Your Block Mini-Grant Application (NOW OPEN)
LYB Volunteer Handbook

Contact Us:
Love Your Block- Shawnee, OK
16 W 9th St, Shawnee, OK 74804
Shawnee, OK 74801

Phone: (405) 878-1665

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