Engaging the surrounding community involves working with other local organizations and businesses to take action to improve the overall state of the community. The idea is to foster working relationships to create change. There should be a mutually beneficial relationship. Community engagement may include engaging directly with neighborhood residents or having a relationship with a neighborhood association.
Why this Matters
For My Organization
Community engagement is necessary to promote a strong, local economy that benefits all aspects of a community.
For New Orleans
The New Orleans culture is strongly based on fostering community relationships. The city cannot truly achieve without involving all community members.