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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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Contact Us:
Love Your Block- Shawnee, OK
222 N Broadway Ave
Shawnee, OK 74801

Phone: (405) 476-0205
Partners in crime
 Bailey Cotts (AmeriCorps VISTA), Sha'kiya Morris (Johns Hopkins Fellow)

Join The Team!

LYB Volunteer Registration Form (NOW OPEN!)

Love Your Block Mini-Grant Application (NOW OPEN!)

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Volunteer Opportunities & Events

May 24: Mini-Grant Application Workshop
Sha'kiya will be walking through the mini-grant application via projector. This is for everyone who is applying that is interested or needing help. We will answer any questions or concerns you may have!
Where? Shawnee Community Center 804 S Park Ave, Shawnee, OK 74801
What time? 6:00pm 

June 11: Corn Stock
Cops N Kids Fundraiser. Contact Cpl. Lozano for more information: (405) 501-3357
Where? TBD
What time? TBD

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