OCTOBER 7, 2014
Through these Block Parties the PEC was hoping to identify motivated community leaders and tie them into existing programming. Seeing the potential for them to elevate enthusiasm for community events and possibly persuade neighbors to participate in events that they may have never attended, this increased level of resident involvement helps build stronger, more empowered communities.
We brought our Maker Cart and loads of fun crafts and building supplies to get people working together! Children and adults were all welcome to make ‘Power Jewelry’ out of electronic components, fold origami lanterns, and try making the tallest structure they could with only zip ties and 1 x 2 boards. There are some great blocks in Philadelphia and learning more about everyone who lives in them was a great opportunity to get ideas on how to do more for our communities!