• A framework that allows youth and adults to work together toward a shared vision.
• An organic process that we can use to work toward our vision of a community unified in peace and justice for the safety and well-being of every individual.
The Close to Home Phases
The Close to Home Approach includes four phases: Assess, Talk, Build, Act. These phases can be cycled through and revisited as needed to determine community needs, strengths, and opportunities for action.
Assess Phase: The youth and adult core groups collect data through mapping, surveys, and conversations with community members to get an idea of strengths and opportunities for growth in our community.
Talk Phase: The core groups share the data that was collected in the assess phase with the community while also increasing awareness and interest in the project.
Build Phase: The core groups bring people together to lay the foundation and plan for a community action such as a campaign, event, performance, art installation, project, etc.
Act Phase: Data has been collected and shared, and the community has identified and planned for a solution. The groups implement the plan and take action.
The Close to Home Approach outlines a strategy for beginning the process. The specific content and what is accomplished will be determined by the community and the members participating in the project. If you are interested in getting involved or would like to receive updates on our progress, please contact our team. For more information about the Close to Home approach, please visit the Close to Home website.