Dear Block Leader/Prospect:
A Block Leader identifies and directs concerns of neighbors to the appropriate
service provider, provides valuable information to neighbors about available
services and program opportunities, organizes block activities such as block
parties and cleanups, and meets regularly with other block leaders to share
information and ideas. The goal of the Block Leader Program is to identify
and support a block leader on every block face in Abell, Barclay, Charles
Village, Harwood, Old Goucher, including residents, business owners, and
If you have not yet done so, please go online to www.charlesvillage.org and
sign up to receive from Charles Village Community Benefits District (CVCBD) the
weekly "Crime Alert" and monthly "All that Dirt" which contain valuable
information including block leader updates.
1. Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 6 p.m. at 29th Street
Community Center at Barclay and 29th Streets. Please RSVP to
sha...@charlesvillage.org. We are meeting monthly for the 1st 6 months and
then will convert to bi monthly meetings after that.
2. Block Leader 2-day Training: Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 2434 St.
Paul Street and Thursday, February 20, 2014 at GHCC offices in 3500 block of N.
Charles Street. Please RSVP to sha...@charlesvillage.org. Training to be
conducted by Greater Homewood Community Corporation (GHCC) and will provide you
with skills you can use in communicating with your neighbors and with helpful
information on how the Block Leader program works.
3. Thanks to all of you who attended the December 19th Pot Luck Get
together. It was exciting to hear about your ideas for block activities and
to have such a good mix of veterans and newcomers.
If you hear of anyone who is interested in learning more about the Block Leader
program, please give them my email address and ask them to contact me.
I hope to see you soon.
Sharon L. Guida, Community Outreach Coordinator
Charles Village Community Benefits District
410‑235‑4411 ext 5
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