Love Your Block is a tested, high-impact service strategy in which community members are engaged in revitalizing their neighborhoods one block at a time.  Through Love Your Block Mesa, the Mayor’s Office, in partnership with Cities of Service, Mesa City Council and City Manager’s Office, will draw on the strong tradition of service already present within our community. Residents will contribute in building their community, assisting other residents and maintaining quality neighborhoods through volunteer supported activities. The Mayor’s Office will also partner with HandsOn Greater Phoenix, city departments and local community groups to:

  • Build on the culture of service within our community
  • Recruit, train and manage volunteers
  • Identify neighborhoods and residents in need of assistance

Here's How it Works:
Residents, community groups, volunteers and others throughout Mesa are invited to submit applications for Love Your Block through the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program.  The Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program is a means of assisting Mesa residents who, due to limited financial resources and/or physical limitations are experiencing difficulties maintaining the exterior of their homes. This program also assists neighborhoods in completing community enhancement projects such as clean ups and painting projects that improve the look of the neighborhood. 

Applications for assistance are currently being accepted for the following volunteer based projects to transform neighborhood blocks:

  • Volunteer-based reporting of graffiti in neighborhoods for removal.
  • Clean up and debris removal for alleys, canals, easements, etc. and landscaping clean up for residents in need.
  • Exterior home painting for residents that are physically and/or financially unable to complete the work on their own.
  • Painting of common neighborhood areas, which can include wall painting and community parks

Selected applications will receive support in the form of supplies, materials and key City resources such as volunteer recruitment and planning as feasible. 

The City of Mesa is grateful to Cities of Service for its investment in Love Your Block Mesa and its national commitment volunteer strategies that target community needs.

 

Partners

 Cities of Service      Hands on Greater Phoenix

Who is Eligible
Individuals, Neighborhoods, Community Groups, Religious Organizations, Non-Profits, Schools or any Group Regularly Benefiting Neighborhoods and Communities.
 
Individual recipients of this program must be either physically and/or financially unable to complete the project themselves and must meet certain eligibility criteria. Preference is given to residents facing financial and physical limitations.   
 
To be eligible for the program individual recipients must meet the following criteria:

  • Own their home, which must be located in the City of Mesa boundaries.
  • Have no city liens on the property.
  • Be current and up to date on any mortgage on the property.
  • Owner, and those residing within the home, must be unable to complete scope of work on their own due to limited financial resources and/or physical limitations. 

 

How to Apply
Please submit the application and include pictures of the property if able.    If you meet the eligibility requirements the Neighborhood Outreach Office will contact you once your application is received to obtain additional information to arrange a site visit to gather additional information on the scope of work that needs to be completed.  Prior to any work being completed individual recipients will be asked to sign a private property permission form. If/when a project matches a volunteer request the project will then be organized and completed.  You, or a representative you appoint, will be asked to communicate with volunteers and will be required to be on site during project days.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program and Eligibility Criteria

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program Application (En Español)

(En Español)


Disclaimer

All decisions concerning applicants, recipients and projects are at the discretion of the Neighborhood Outreach Office.  There is no guarantee that any applicant or recipient will be accepted or project be completed.
 

Questions

Please contact Laura Rodriguez, AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Coordinator at 480-644-6536 or laura.rodriguez@mesaaz.gov 

 

Love Your Block Contacts

Michelle Alvis-White
Volunteer Manager
Ph:480-644-3705

Laura Rodriguez
AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Coordinator
Ph: 480-644-6536
 

Neighborhood Outreach
20 E. Main Street, Suite 250
Mesa, AZ 85211
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211

 

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