Your Role

By starting a block club (or sustaining an existing one), you’ll create a fun way for your neighbors to get to know one another, communicate with one another, address common concerns and prevent crime.

Your role can be whatever you choose to make it. For example:

  • Some block clubs come together only once each year for a National Night Out block party the first Tuesday in August.
  • Other block clubs meet or socialize regularly.
  • Many block clubs use Facebook groups or an email list to stay in contact.

Your block might focus on welcoming new neighbors. It might highlight the importance of watching neighbors' homes while they're away or reporting any suspicious activity to local law enforcement as a crime prevention tactic. Some blocks even organize chore services for seniors or neighbors with disabilities.

However your block club is organized, the most important aspect is knowing your neighbors. It is easier to collaborate and solve problems with people you know.