Neighbors Working Together
SPCA has a long tradition of community organizing for neighborhood empowerment through block watches and quality of life issues. Many of its early years were spent fighting unfair real estate practices and assisting homeowners with much needed repairs. It was also in the forefront of efforts aimed at the removal of lead paint in homes with a particular focus on the impact on children.
These days we focus on promoting Sherman Park as a desirable place to live with a emphasis on its diversity, housing stock and resident empowerment, assisting residents when dealing with problem properties in their neighborhood, hosting community meetings where needed, surveying residents for input on issues, identifying resources for neighborhood activities and using social media to inform residents of new initiatives or activities in Sherman Park.