Love Our Neighborhoods is about inspiring, encouraging and resourcing relationship building efforts within our own neighborhoods. Our hope is that people who are a part of this movement will move from strangers to acquaintances, then from acquaintances to relationship with the people who live closest to them.
In 2012, we started to seek for more sustainable movements beyond Love Modesto. With our city facing many challenges, we met with city leaders on how we could best help our city … the answer we kept hearing was inspiring neighbors to get to know each other for this will lead to safe and thriving neighborhoods. And then safe and thriving neighborhoods will lead to a safe and thriving city! Between this conversation and wanting to take the Great Commandment (“Love Your Neighbor”) literally, we decided to take action! One of the tangible results is this Love Our Neighborhoods initiative which is committed to championing the efforts of those in our Modesto neighborhoods and inspiring other cities to do the same.