What is Transform Neighborhoods Project?
What is an Innovation House?
Innovation Houses are repurposed vacant houses occupied by Mission-Motivated Millennials (3Ms) seeking to transform neighborhoods of concentrated distress by participating in community change. 3Ms can be from any source, but they must commit to working 10+ hours per week in volunteer community or civic service. Ideally, 3Ms would be full-time AmeriCorps members, but need not be. We are partnering with community organizations in the Englewood Community.
Benefits to the neighborhood:
Dynamic young residents
Avenue for service by home-grown talent
Civic engagement and community building activity
Benefits to participants:
Leadership development experience
Collaboration across silos in community work
Community with housemates in shared residence
Peer-to-peer learning and motivation for service and activism