A Neighborhood Leadership and Engagement Program
The Empower program is dedicated to partnering with neighborhood associations that seek to engage residents in their community. Active and engaged neighborhoods not only thrive but have a better sense of community that improves the quality of life for residents. This program seeks to provide resources and learning tools to emerging neighborhood leaders, while working with them to lead and implement a neighborhood project providing a community benefit. Through the hands-on collaborative project, the program hopes to help participants understand the benefits of community engagement and strengthening the sense of community. Engaged neighborhoods benefit from a healthier and positive environment where residents learn to love where they live.
The program seeks to partner with a neighborhood association to:
  • Help residents understand the benefits of community engagement
  • Provide mentorship and opportunities to share best practices among associations
  • Help emerging neighborhood leaders refine their leadership skills
  • Increase level of participation, engaging diverse groups and remaining active for long-term success
  • Help residents become well-informed and learn how to navigate the City of Plano
  • Engage residents on a collaborative neighborhood project
Current Neighborhood
The new program is scheduled to begin working in the Crestwood neighborhood.  We are kicking things off with a block party!  Please check the Crestwood Community Facebook page for more details.  We are working with the community for a timeline to include a series of neighborhood sessions from April until August. A neighborhood project or initiative would follow the sessions with a timeline to be determined by the residents. 

Getting Involved
There are several ways Crestwood  residents can engage their community:
1. Learn about each other - take a neighborhood survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CrestwoodNeigh
2. Become connected with your community - attend neighborhood sessions (check the Facebook page for meeting            dates, locations, and topics). You can review presentations from previous meetings here:
April 30- Plano History and Neighborhood Pride
Participate in neighborhood activities - engage your neighbors!
Crestwood Block Party pictures on Crestwood's Community Facebook page.  

For More Information
If you have any questions, or would like more information about the Empower program, please contact a Neighborhood Planner at 972-208-8150. Para obtener más información sobre el programa Apoderar, por favor llame Esmeralda de la Cruz al 972-208-8150.