Neighbor Circles as a Tool for Building Community

Presented by: Mark Chupp, Case Western Reserve University
Presented at: 5th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education
Date of Session: March 16, 2012

Session Description: Neighbor Circles is a process based on the concept that building community begins with one-on-one relationships. Participants learned how Neighborhood Connections is using Neighbor Circles to build relationships in and across University Circle in Cleveland, Ohio and its surrounding neighborhoods. This is the first phase effort to narrow the social distance between low-income neighborhoods and the thriving University Circle, comprised of educational, medical, and cultural institutions that have added 5,000 jobs in recent years.