Abundant Community is a website based on a book written about the growing movement of people with a different vision for their local communities. They know that real satisfaction and the good life are are found in staying connected with and joining together with their neighbors as they architect the future of where they live. Each of us as citizens have power to invest in, improve and create positive change on our blocks, in our neighborhoods and in our cities.
The Asset-Based Community Development Institute (ABCD) is at the center of a large and growing movement that considers local assets as the primary building blocks of sustainable community development. Through this site, you can order publications, learn of events, and join a discussion group.
Do you want to get to know your neighbors? One Joplin can help! Throw a party for your neighborhood! Block parties are all about building relationships and community. If you are interested in hosting an event for your block or neighborhood check out One Joplin's Block Party Go Kit. This is a step-by-step guide to help you throw an amazing celebration. Neighborhood Facebook groups are an informative and fun way for communities to connect. They are managed by people who live in the neighborhood. Facebook and social media are great way to keep in touch and post important information such as when the next block party will be occurring. Click on One Joplin's How to create a Facebook Neighborhood Group link to learn more!
A neighborhood association is a group of neighbors who get together, share their ideas, thoughts, feelings and work cooperatively to make their neighborhood a better place to live. There are many benefits to having a neighborhood group. Click here to find out what they are!
Organizing a neighborhood watch group is a simple and effective way to keep your community safe. A committed watch group not only is effective at reducing crime, it also creates a connected and welcoming community. One Joplin can help you start a Neighborhood Watch Group in 7 easy steps.
A Free Little Library is a great way to engage people of all ages with free books for the neighborhood and community. Learn how to start one in your neighborhood here!
"Building communities of hospitality is the single most important act of our time; it is also the most neglected."
- CORMAC RUSSELL
One Joplin exists to create a thriving community of great neighbors.