Magnolia Park - Community Leadership and Advocacy

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GOAL: Community of Leaders and Advocates

Improve public outreach strategies and keep residents informed

  • ACTION STEPS: Expand outreach efforts both inside and outside of the community, utilize innovative tools, such as social media, texting, flyers, mail, and other methods to ensure residents are connected to resources and information

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Outreach, Advocate

City: Department of Neighborhoods | Role: Outreach, Support

Community Connectors: Community Family Centers, El Centro de Corazon, BakerRipley, Tejano Center for Community Concerns | Role: Support


Engage neighborhood youth in community development

  • ACTION STEPS: Expand youth engagement and leadership in community activities through outreach to East End Little League, La Raza at Milby HS, and LULAC Youth Group

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Outreach, Advocate

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

Community Connectors: East End Little League, La Raza at Milby High School, LULAC Youth Group | Role: Outreach, Support


Advocate and support the needs and rights of undocumented residents

  • ACTION STEPS: Create a community outreach campaign to ensure undocumented residents are aware of their rights and resources available, including rental assistance; Advocate for policies that protect undocumented residents, including the right to secure valid identification

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Outreach, Advocate

City: Office of International Communities | Role: Support, Outreach

Community Connectors: BakerRipley, Community Family Centers, Lone Star Legal Aid, AAMA, Spanish Language Media Outlets, Elected Officials | Role: Support, Advocate


GOAL: Collaborative and Cohesive Community

Sources: CC Meeting

Organize and host community events, festivals, and programs

  • ACTION STEPS: Develop a community coalition to promote and host neighborhood events and programs, such as storytelling, tours, festivals, such as Dia de Los Muertos, markets showcasing local crafts, food festivals, music events, sports, National Night Out, Church Bazaars, Family Fun Days, and Sunday Streets

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Implement

City: Department of Neighborhoods, HPD, Mayor’s Office of Special Events (CIGNA Sunday Streets) | Role: Support

Community Connectors: East End District, Area Civic Organizations, Tejano Center for Community Concerns, AAMA | Role: Support


Re-establish the Super Neighborhood Council

  • ACTION STEPS: Create a coalition of leaders to re-establish the Magnolia Park and Harrisburg/Manchester Super Neighborhood Councils

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Implement

City: Department of Neighborhoods, Planning and Development Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: Area Civic Organizations | Role: Support


Create a Community Resource Guide

  • ACTION STEPS: Develop a web-based guide to community resources in English and Spanish, including non-profit organizations, government agencies, civic clubs, and faith-based institutions

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Implement

City: Department of Neighborhoods, Planning and Development Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: Area Civic Organizations, Area Non-profit Organizations, Area Faith-based Organizations | Role: Support


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GOAL: Community of Leaders and Advocates

Improve public outreach strategies and keep residents informed

  • ACTION STEPS: Expand outreach efforts both inside and outside of the community, utilize innovative tools, such as social media, texting, flyers, mail, and other methods to ensure residents are connected to resources and information

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Outreach, Advocate

City: Department of Neighborhoods | Role: Outreach, Support

Community Connectors: Community Family Centers, El Centro de Corazon, BakerRipley, Tejano Center for Community Concerns | Role: Support


Engage neighborhood youth in community development

  • ACTION STEPS: Expand youth engagement and leadership in community activities through outreach to East End Little League, La Raza at Milby HS, and LULAC Youth Group

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Outreach, Advocate

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

Community Connectors: East End Little League, La Raza at Milby High School, LULAC Youth Group | Role: Outreach, Support


Advocate and support the needs and rights of undocumented residents

  • ACTION STEPS: Create a community outreach campaign to ensure undocumented residents are aware of their rights and resources available, including rental assistance; Advocate for policies that protect undocumented residents, including the right to secure valid identification

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Outreach, Advocate

City: Office of International Communities | Role: Support, Outreach

Community Connectors: BakerRipley, Community Family Centers, Lone Star Legal Aid, AAMA, Spanish Language Media Outlets, Elected Officials | Role: Support, Advocate


GOAL: Collaborative and Cohesive Community

Sources: CC Meeting

Organize and host community events, festivals, and programs

  • ACTION STEPS: Develop a community coalition to promote and host neighborhood events and programs, such as storytelling, tours, festivals, such as Dia de Los Muertos, markets showcasing local crafts, food festivals, music events, sports, National Night Out, Church Bazaars, Family Fun Days, and Sunday Streets

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Implement

City: Department of Neighborhoods, HPD, Mayor’s Office of Special Events (CIGNA Sunday Streets) | Role: Support

Community Connectors: East End District, Area Civic Organizations, Tejano Center for Community Concerns, AAMA | Role: Support


Re-establish the Super Neighborhood Council

  • ACTION STEPS: Create a coalition of leaders to re-establish the Magnolia Park and Harrisburg/Manchester Super Neighborhood Councils

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Implement

City: Department of Neighborhoods, Planning and Development Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: Area Civic Organizations | Role: Support


Create a Community Resource Guide

  • ACTION STEPS: Develop a web-based guide to community resources in English and Spanish, including non-profit organizations, government agencies, civic clubs, and faith-based institutions

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Implement

City: Department of Neighborhoods, Planning and Development Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: Area Civic Organizations, Area Non-profit Organizations, Area Faith-based Organizations | Role: Support


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    • Engage neighborhood youth in community development
    • Advocate and support the needs and rights of undocumented residents


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    • Re-establish the Super Neighborhood Council 
    • Create a Community Resource Guide 


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