Alief Westwood Civic Engagement Actions

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The following actions will strengthen community engagement in the Alief Westwood Complete Community . Some of these actions were carried over from other plans developed recently. Some come from discussions through the Complete Communities planning process which has been taking place since last November.

The actions are organized under two goals:

-Community of leaders and Advocates

-Connected Community


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Welcome!

The following actions will strengthen community engagement in the Alief Westwood Complete Community . Some of these actions were carried over from other plans developed recently. Some come from discussions through the Complete Communities planning process which has been taking place since last November.

The actions are organized under two goals:

-Community of leaders and Advocates

-Connected Community


Is there something missing? Please provide your comments by clicking on 'Quick Reply' or, to see what others have said, click on 'Go To Discussion'.

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Thank you for taking time to review these components of your action plan and letting us know what you think!

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  • Goal: Community leaders and Advocates

    3 months ago
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    Provide leadership training for all generations

    • ACTION STEPS: Provide leadership training and mentoring to area civic leaders and youth, including workshops on how to actively engage with elected officials and other agencies to forward the neighborhood’s goals and ensure proper representation; Utilize LISC’s “Train the Trainer” curriculum 

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Organize, Implement

    City: Mayor’s Office of Complete Communities | Role: Support

    Community Connectors: Houston LISC, International District, Area Churches, Schools, and Civic Organizations | Role: Support, Organize, Implement


    Foster diversity in civic leadership and engagement  

    • ACTION STEPS: Develop outreach strategies, such as block walking, social media, media outlets, and multi-lingual materials, to strengthen civic cohesion and ensure diverse cultural representation at neighborhood meetings and events; Increase accessibility to community meetings by providing transportation options, proper timing, and online participation opportunities

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Outreach, Organize, Implement

    City: Mayor’s Office of Complete Communities | Role: Support

    Community Connectors: International District, Area Schools and Civic Organizations | Role: Support


    Organize and host voter registration drives 

    • ACTION STEPS: Organize and host voter registration drives, including deputizing area leaders

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Organize, Outreach, Implement 

    City: Mayor’s Office of Complete Communities | Role: Support

    Community Connectors: Harris County, Higher Dimension Church | Role: Support, Implement

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  • Goal: Connected Community

    3 months ago
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    Develop an Alief Newsletter

    • ACTION STEPS: Develop and distribute a bi-annual or quarterly community newsletter 

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief NST | Role: Organize, Implement

    City: Mayor’s Office of Complete Communities | Role: Support

    Community Connectors: International District, Area Faith-Based Organizations, Schools, and Civic Organizations | Role: Organize, Support


    Organize and support community-wide events and networks   

    • ACTION STEPS: Promote the diverse cultural identity of Alief by organizing and implementing neighborhood-wide events, festivals, volunteer programs, and strengthening social networks 

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Organize, Outreach, Implement

    City: Department of Neighborhoods | Role: Support

    Community Connectors: United Way Community Building Grant, International District, Alief Art House, Area Faith-Based and Community Organizations, LISC Houston Small Grants | Role: Support

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