Block Ambassador Basics
Being a block ambassador does not mean having to do all the work! Recruit others to help you, based on the time available and your respective skills.
Here are some possible responsibilities:
Keep a current contact list of the neighbors on your block, including name, address, e-mail and phone. Share this list (with permission) with all neighbors on the block, as well as with neighborhood liaison Amy Gage if you live near the University of St. Thomas. And keep your contact information current with your district council.
Organize a gathering for your block club at least once a year. Neighbors who know and enjoy one another help build community! Plan a National Night Out party, a fall potluck, a meeting regarding an issue on your block, or an informal get-together.
Encourage neighbors to participate in your block club. Welcome new neighbors, and be conscious of any special needs (new parents, seniors) with which your block club might help. Consider getting connected to community-wide issues such as recycling, beautification, violence prevention and small-business development.
If you'd like to sign on to be a Block Ambassador, please use the information below to contact your district council. St. Thomas would also like to hear from you if you live within the boundaries of the Student Housing Overlay District that surrounds the St. Paul campus: north to I-94, east to Snelling, south to St. Clair and west to the Mississippi River.