"...every place has people who love it. Find them. Bring them together, ask them for their help. Find what is lovable about your place and make it better." (Kageyama 2011, pp.215)
Creating connected neighborhoods
Connected neighborhoods benefit the health and safety of their residents. The Neighborhood Connections program works to bring neighbors together within and across neighborhoods, building stronger connections while helping them better understand what City programs exist to support them and how to access them.
Neighborhood Connections does this by providing:
- No cost education on communication, collaboration, and the basics of neighboring
- Assistance planning and organizing a neighborhood event or gathering
- Grant funding to help make your gathering possible
- City staff present at your gathering upon request
And that's just the beginning.
What is Neighborhood Connections?
A program in two parts, designed to provide Fort Collins residents the resources they need to strengthen their neighborhood.
Core classes are only the start of the program!
Part 1: Core Education
Part 2: Continuing Education
Monthly educational classes on a variety of subjects. Look below to see a calendar of topics discussed, and feel free to come to as many as you like. All classes are free of charge and open to the public!
These are 9 (no cost) instruction hours held at 3 times over the year. Pick one that works for you! All classes offer free interpretation services upon request and free daycare upon request.
Each core class series will be held at a different location around Fort Collins. Note locations may change due to registration numbers.
- Winter: 2 full day classes held on Saturday, January 27th and Saturday, February 3rd from 8:30am- 1:30pm with a 1/2 hour lunch break. Classes will be held at Aztlan Center, 112 E Willow Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524, in Eagle Room 3. Childcare will be offered in Monkey Room 3.
- Spring: Weekly classes every Tuesday afternoon for 6 weeks from 12-1:30pm. Beginning Tuesday April 3rd ending Tuesday May 8th. Classes will be held at 281 North College Ave, Fort Collins, CO, 80521, in Conference Room A-D
Are there different times that work better for you? Please let us know your recommendations! Schedules for upcoming years are flexible!
If you need translation services for the application, please contact Katherine Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in participating but not ready to commit to the Core Education classes? Come to as many Coninuing Education events as you'd like! They are all free and open to the public.
Continuing Education Class Calendar - keep checking back for updates and registration links!
Note this calendar is subject to change.
Housing: Affordability and Equality.Check back for information on date, time, and how to register.
Dialogue across cultural differences 2.0.Check back for information on date, time, and how to register.
A look at City services: FCMoves, Transfort, and Natural Areas.Check back for information on date, time, and how to register.
Adopt-a-__________ Programs.Check back for information on date, time, and how to register.
No class! Happy Summer!Check back for information on date, time, and how to register.
The benefits of living in a university town.Check back for information on date, time, and how to register.
Maintaining resident interest in neighborhood groups.Check back for information on date, time, and how to register.
A look at City services: Social Sustainability, Recycling, and Utilities.Check back for information on date, time, and how to register.
Neighbors sharing their stories.Check back for information on date, time, and how to register.
Want To Know About The History Of The Program?
Click here to see how we got here with Neighborhood Connections, including research about other communities around the country and their take on this program!