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
Youth & adults trained in outreach
Residents involved as group leaders
VILLAGE CENTER MEETINGS 1,500
ACTIVITIES & EVENTS ATTENDANCE SINCE 2005
LAND PLANNING residents involved in working 800 teams related to land planning.
Arts & Culture Venues Capacity
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
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
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
Participants at large town hall planning meetings
THE VILLAGE AT MARKET CREEK ART+DESIGN PLAN
CCCA Balboa Park museums Members representing cultural communities and artists from southeastern San Diego
“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.
Community members who participated in the final presentation of the report
50 4,700 6
Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation 404 Euclid Avenue San Diego, CA 92114 phone (619) 527-6161 fax (619) 527-6162