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Civic engagement drives the work in The Village at Market Creek. Teams of community residents unite across neighborhoods, cultures, and generations to strengthen joint action and expand their ability to break down barriers, engage in the creative exchange of ideas, and get things done. Diverse people working across unlikely relationships are the foundation of long-term sustainability of community change.

Surveys and focus groups Design and planning teams* Implementation teams*

15,000 3,800 3,120

* Some residents served on multiple teams.

457 mini-grants to support community

1,425,246

$

Youth & adults trained in outreach

65

Youth interns

200

Residents involved as group leaders

160

VILLAGE CENTER MEETINGS 1,500

8,000

ACTIVITIES & EVENTS ATTENDANCE SINCE 2005

LAND PLANNING residents involved in working 800 teams related to land planning.

Arts & Culture Venues Capacity

9

7,077

ART PROJECTS

CAPACITY BUILDING

Attendance since 2007

The Village resident engagement work began in 1997 with an Outreach Team that was formed to survey other residents about what businesses and services they wanted in their neighborhood. Outreach and organzing have been key drivers of our work with focus in the areas of arts and culture and land planning.

The Village at Market Creek is primed to grow into one of San Diego’s most lively, multi-cultural arts destinations.

Residents involved in

Annual attendance

Under the banner of “Resident Ownership of Neighborhood Change,” the people who live and work in the community create the vision, lead the implementation, and own the change in their community.

ARTS & CULTURE

OUTREACH & ORGANIZING

projects since 1999

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

234,962

10 26 632

Public artworks created Artists commissioned Youth participants

WRITERZ BLOK Since 1999, the Writerz Blok program has aimed at steering youth away from vandalism and towards learning the art of graffiti.

720 participants in 60 classes. Murals created Artists Youth

60 141 496

The Center for Community & Cultural Arts (CCCA) learning partnership:

Gallery (square feet) Exhibitions Attendance

In 2009, 18 community groups formed VOCAL (Voices of Community at All Levels) to work on a Village land plan. Participants at charettes

150

Participants at large town hall planning meetings

360

THE VILLAGE AT MARKET CREEK ART+DESIGN PLAN

150,000

$

CCCA Balboa Park museums Members representing cultural communities and artists from southeastern San Diego

VOCAL

3

“Our Town” grant from the National Endowment for the Arts awarded in 2011 to the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation to engage local residents, cultural leaders, artists, and regional arts leaders to collaborate in the development of an art and design plan for The Village at Market Creek.

Charette participants

6 150

Community members who participated in the final presentation of the report

300

Community charettes

50 4,700 6

10,000


Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation 404 Euclid Avenue San Diego, CA 92114 phone (619) 527-6161 fax (619) 527-6162

JACOBSCENTER.ORG

Profile for Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation

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