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Love Your Block- Shawnee, OK

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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
Email: loveyourblock@ShawneeOK.onmicrosoft.com
Partners in crime
 Bailey Cotts (AmeriCorps VISTA), Sha'kiya Morris (Johns Hopkins Fellow)

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LYB Volunteer Registration Form (NOW OPEN!)

Love Your Block Mini-Grant Application (NOW CLOSED)


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Mini-Grant Winners and Projects

June 25: Residential Project
Homeowners and Project Leads: Doll York and Bailey Cotts
Project: Painting, landscaping, and pressure washing
We will be holding our first residential project! If you are interested in helping us transform our next house, we are still looking for volunteers! Sign up here: https://form.jotform.com/smorri26/LYB-volunteer-registration 
What time? 8:00am to 10:00am

July 19: Residential Project
Homeowners and Project Leads: Schelby Carthen and Bailey Cotts
Project: Painting, landscaping, and pressure washing
We will be holding our second residential project next Tuesday the 19th! If you are interested in helping us transform our next house, we are still looking for volunteers! Sign up here: https://form.jotform.com/smorri26/LYB-volunteer-registration 
What time? 8:00am to 10:00am

July 31: Community Project
Homeowners and Project Leads: Gloria Wallace, Yvonne Combs, and Bailey Cotts
Project: Vacant lot activation, painting, landscaping, small home repairs
If you are interested in helping us transform our city, we are still looking for volunteers! Sign up here: https://form.jotform.com/smorri26/LYB-volunteer-registration 
What time? 11:00am-1:30pm

August 13: Residential Project
Homeowners and Project Leads: Russell Roberts and Bailey Cotts
Project: Gutter installation, painting, landscaping, and door replacement
If you are interested in helping us transform our next house, we are still looking for volunteers! Sign up here: https://form.jotform.com/smorri26/LYB-volunteer-registration 
What time? 8:00am to 10:00am

August 28: Residential Project
Homeowners and Project Leads: Shirley Campbell and Bailey Cotts
Project: Vacant lot activation, painting, landscaping, small home repairs
If you are interested in helping us transform our next house, we are still looking for volunteers! Sign up here: https://form.jotform.com/smorri26/LYB-volunteer-registration 
What time? 11:00am-1:30pm

September 10: Residential Project
Homeowners and Project Leads: Holly Kubiak and Bailey Cotts
Project: Painting and landscaping
If you are interested in helping us transform our next house, we are still looking for volunteers! Sign up here: https://form.jotform.com/smorri26/LYB-volunteer-registration 
What time? 8:00am to 10:00am

September 16: Residential Project
Homeowners and Project Leads: Willie Mae Phillips and Bailey Cotts
Project: Security camera installation, painting, and landscaping
If you are interested in helping us transform our next house, we are still looking for volunteers! Sign up here: https://form.jotform.com/smorri26/LYB-volunteer-registration 
What time? 8:00am to 10:00am

October 1: Residential Project
Homeowners and Project Leads: LaRuth Davis and Bailey Cotts
Project: Porch lighting install, window repair, painting, and landscaping
If you are interested in helping us transform our next house, we are still looking for volunteers! Sign up here: https://form.jotform.com/smorri26/LYB-volunteer-registration 
What time? 8:00am to 10:00am

October 21: Residential Project
Homeowners and Project Leads: Inman Doakes and Bailey Cotts
Project: Lawn maintenance, window repair, and siding repair
If you are interested in helping us transform our next house, we are still looking for volunteers! Sign up here: https://form.jotform.com/smorri26/LYB-volunteer-registration 
What time? 8:00am to 10:00am

November 5: Community Project
Homeowners and Project Leads: Darryl Fields and Bailey Cotts
Project: Brick stair repair, ramp repair, and landscaping
If you are interested in helping us transform our city, we are still looking for volunteers! Sign up here: https://form.jotform.com/smorri26/LYB-volunteer-registration 
What time? 8:00am to 10:00am


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