Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods Inc

2013 Neighborhoods’ Awards Banquet

Thursday, January 30th 2014 at 5:30 p.m.

American Legion Post 20

 Keynote Speaker

Rev. Bill Stanfield from the Metanoia CDC of N. Charleston.

Bill is the founder and CEO of the Metanoia Community Development Corporation, a grassroots movement of people focused on the holistic redevelopment of some of our region’s most vulnerable neighborhoods. Rather than focusing on problems, Bill believes philanthropy should focus on discovering and investing in the assets of particular individuals and neighborhoods.  Please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfpU7RtS7bI to see his TEDx talk.

Greenwood, SC – Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods, Inc. announces the opening of the annual award program to recognize Greenwood County neighborhood accomplishments in nine award categories.   Nominations and applications are available at the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce (110 Phoenix Street.)   Applications will be e-mail upon request to healthygreenwoodneighborhoods@gmail.com or visit http://www.healthygreenwoodneighborhoods.org/ to download the files.

The following awards will be given during the 2013 Neighborhood Awards Banquet, on January 30th, 2014.  This will be an invitation dinner to recognize the great accomplishments of our neighborhoods throughout Greenwood County.

  • ‘Anna L. Robinson – Neighborhood of the Year Award’ – This award will be presented to the neighborhood organization that has best combined components of social, physical and collaborative revitalization efforts in their neighborhood.  (One application per neighborhood)
  • ‘Neighbor of the Year Award’ -This award recognizes an individual that has gone above and beyond in their years of service to neighborhoods and best represents the spirit of volunteerism.
  • ‘Community Collaboration Award’ -This award is given in recognition of projects that involve partnerships between neighborhood organizations and schools, businesses, municipalities or other neighborhood organizations.  The project must embrace the spirit of cooperation and community involvement. (One application per neighborhood)
  • ‘Greenwood Pride’ -This award celebrates the physical beautification and revitalization efforts initiated by one neighborhood organization.  The focus of the efforts should be on the physical aspects of a neighborhood such as parks, green spaces, lighting, litter control, traffic management and signage that help make their neighborhood and Greenwood County the foundation for healthy, safe, active and inspired living.  (One application per neighborhood)
  • ‘Neighborhood Youth Award’ – Presented to a youth 18 years and younger who has worked with adults and peers in improving their community.
  • ‘NAC Notable Award’ – The Neighborhood Association Council will recognize the contributions of “special friends” by presenting the NAC NOTABLE Award. These honors are announced and presented at the annual Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods Awards Event.   A NAC NOTABLE is sort of “unsung hero”.  Neighborhood leadership and involvement is NOT their primary function. But what they do truly matters and makes a significant and positive impact on neighborhoods and neighborhood people. (The winning nomination will be submitted for consideration at the National Neighborhood Conference – Neighborhoods USA)

Four  additional awards will be given during the evening; they include:

  • Greenwood City Police Department – Neighborhood Crime watch program of the year
  • Greenwood County Sheriffs Office -  Neighborhood Crime watch program of the year
  • Adopt-a-Highway – Neighborhood/Community Participate of the year
  • Keep Greenwood County Beautiful – Pick of the Litter Award

For additional information, please contact Toni Able, Executive Director, Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods, Inc. 941-3370.

NAC Award Application Package 2013


2012 HGN Annual report

HGN Brochure2013

 

Neighborhood Crime Prevention

How can we get a Neighborhood Watch Sign??

2013 Crimestoppers

Just number 2013 CrimestoppersOkay….just imagine this:   you see a suspicious person in your neighborhood, or you see someone committing a crime….or…..maybe you think that the child living down the street from you is being abused….but you are just not sure whether or not to get involved…..what do you do?  Well, you could call 9-1-1 but then they ask you for your name, address….etc…..you are afraid to call them because you don’t want to give your name out….again….what do you do?  Well, here is your answer:   The number listed above is a number that  you can call to report suspicious activity and crime WITHOUT GIVING THEM YOUR NAME!  That’s right!  Anyone, anywhere in Greenwood County, can now anonymously call the number listed above to report crime!  *This also helps the dispatchers to keep the lines free for emergency calls coming in from the 9-1-1 line!  It’s a win-win-win solution!

Hats off to the following groups that are in the process of becoming CrimeWatch Neighborhoods!!

Crime Watch Trainings and Facilitation (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design  – CPTED)

Organize a Neighborhood Watch program.  Call Toni Able 864-941-3370 – For information on the program  – Neighborhood Watch Manual

o    Met with Chief Harry Irick – Ware Shoals Police Dept. – April 11, 2013

o    Fairforest Neighborhood (County)– Signs ordered

o    Sunnyside neighborhood (City) – CPTED Session May 23, 2013

o    Eastend Heights(City) – CPTED 5-23-13

o    Avondale –  (City) Signs ordered

o    Mathews Mill Village (City) – Needs more captains

§  Continuing to meet monthly

o    Bailey Place (City) – CPTED Class to be scheduled   

o    Lupo Area  (City) – CPTED meeting held – needs captains

o    Wheatfields (County) – Signs erected  

o    Greenwood High Apartments (City)  Signs ordered

o    Edgefield Street Corridor Neighborhood  (City)  – CPTED Class to be scheduled  

o    Westside Community Club – CPTED Held

o    Hallmark at Greenwood Apartments – CPTED Class to be scheduled

Steps for CrimeWatch

1. Information Session

2. Introductory Meeting

3. CPTED Class

4. Watch Captain/Coordinator and Block Captain Training

5. Crime Watch signs ordered

6. CrimeWatch Team meetings scheduled

 The Board of Directors of Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods thanks  the following  board members  for their service -

 Mr. Dan Flint MA, DCC – Coroner Sonny Cox – Kim Clark – Bryan Ross -  Neal Asman  – Beth Rembert

Our Vision

Greenwood neighborhoods are the foundation for healthy, safe, active and inspired living.

Our Mission

Greenwood neighborhood residents address issues and celebrate successes through partnerships and learning opportunities.

Our Purpose

  • Support Neighborhood Activities
  • Provide Neighborhood Leadership Training
  • Promote Community Pride & Recognition
  • Asset Based Community Development
  • Award Neighborhood Grants
  • Conduct Neighborhood Capacity Inventories

Neighborhood Based Wellness Initiative

  • Promote Preventive Health-care Programs

Services offered

Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods offers organizational development and leadership training opportunities to organizations or individuals working toward maintaining or improving their neighborhood. This service is open to all Neighborhood, Community, Homeowner, and Property-owner Associations.

In addition the office provides, Organization, Facilitation, Training, and Meeting  Support .

Neighborhoods are the building blocks of strong communities. Strengthening the capacity of neighborhoods to achieve their goals will have a positive impact on the future of Greenwood County.  Neighborhood capacity is most developed when there is a sense of community among area residents. With a sense of community comes pride in the neighborhood, a strong neighborhood image and resident involvement in neighborhood improvements. Through neighborhood organizations, residents can discuss issues and concur on a clear set of priorities and course of action to reach their goals.

The Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods, Inc. maintains a computerized file of neighborhood associations. Many departments and agencies solicit neighborhood association opinions on upcoming approvals of development projects, programs and services, and other changes proposed in particular neighborhoods.

Healthy Greenwood Neighborhood Newsletters -

Beginning January 2013 – the newsletter will be published bi-monthly

 

December 2013 HGN newsletter

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Impact of Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods, Inc.  on Greenwood County

Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods, Inc. (HGN) is the only entity in Greenwood that has the resources and capacity to engage communities at the neighborhood level.   The scope of the community that HGN serves is extremely diverse; it is not limited to racial, ethnic or socio-economical areas of the community.   HGN is the only organization that has the potential to cover all of Greenwood County.    The level of trust and legitimacy HGN has earned with neighborhood leaders within Greenwood County is unparalleled with any other organization.

HGN builds the capacity of neighborhood residents throughout Greenwood so they are continually educated on how to protect the integrity of each neighborhood.  This is done by serving as a one-stop center of information and research office for neighborhood members while providing community development educational opportunities to each neighborhood.   HGN provides tools on all aspects of community development (Planning, Public Safety, Economic Development, Health…etc) in order for our neighborhood leaders to fully understand what  impact that they themselves have on the conditions of the neighborhoods that they live in and serve.    The building of neighborhood capacity not only has a direct impact on the individually neighborhoods that the leaders represent; it continually increases the capacity of other organization that they are involved in.

·         Crime Watch Trainings and Facilitation (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design  - CPTED)   *New for month

o    Met with Chief Harry Irick – Ware Shoals Police Dept. – April 11, 2013

o    Fairforest Neighborhood (County)– Signs ordered

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Steps for CrimeWatch

1. Information Session with key leaders

2. Introductory Meeting with neighborhood

3. CPTED Class with neighborhood

4. Watch Captain/Coordinator and Block Captain Training

5. Signs ordered

6. CrimeWatch Team meetings scheduled

Sunnyside neighborhood (City) – CPTED Session May 23, 2013

o    Eastend Heights(City) – CPTED 5-23-13

o    Avondale –  (City) Signs ordered

o    Mathews Mill Village (City) – Needs more captains

§  Continuing to meet monthly

o    Bailey Place (City) – CPTED Class to be scheduled   

o    Lupo Area  (City) – CPTED meeting held – needs captains

o    Wheatfields (County) – Signs erected  

o    Greenwood High Apartments (City)  Signs ordered

o    Edgefield Street Corridor Neighborhood  (City)  – CPTED Class to be scheduled  

o    Westside Community Club – CPTED Held

o    Hallmark at Greenwood Apartments – CPTED Class to be scheduled