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The Hopeful Neighborhood Process

"Slow down. Pay attention. Do good work. Love your neighbors. Put down roots. Love where you have been placed. Settle for less, enjoy it more. "

- Wendell Berry

How It Works

Welcome to the Hopeful Neighborhood Process
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Discover the Gifts

Your first step towards a more

hopeful neighborhood is to

discover the many gifts already all around you.  Our EveryGift Inventory and Neighborhood Gift Map

will help you and your neighbors uncover your neighborhood’s

many gifts.


Imagine the Possibilities

Next, imagine how the gifts in your neighborhood could be used for positive change.  Our Well-being Window and brainstorming activities will help you and your neighbors explore exciting possibilities.


Pursue the Common Good

Your final step is to craft a plan to collectively pursue the common good in your neighborhood.  Our easy-to-use planning tools and supportive Hopeful Neighborhood Network will help you and your neighbors lay out a real, hopeful path forward.

The perfect place to start if you are interested in using the Hopeful Neighborhood Process in your neighborhood.

What exactly does it take to initiate the three steps in your neighborhood?

The next step for those who’ve worked through the field guide.

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