There are many ways that you can start to know the needs of your community. One way is by surveying them, and asking questions about what they want in their communities. This will allow you to see what people care about, and learn how they feel about the current state of affairs in your town or city. You may also be able to find out which projects would make a difference for people if completed.
Another way to learn about the needs of your community is by holding events and listening to what people have to say. This can help you connect with your audience, and get a sense for what they are interested in. Additionally, it can give you some great ideas for future projects or initiatives that you could work on together.
Finally, you can look at the data and information that your city or town already has collected. This might include surveys, statistics, or other types of findings from local businesses, schools, libraries etc. These are great ways to gain insights into what people in your community really think about important issues and topics.
Once you have learned more about the needs of your community, you can start to develop strategies for addressing them. For example, if there are certain projects that people want completed in their neighborhood or town then it makes sense for these issues to be high on your agenda moving forward.
When you have addressed the needs of your local community and made a difference, then this is one way that you can engage people, and bring your community together. Then you will be able to continue working together on your goals, and improving life in your town or city.
Need a resource? Local governments often create surveys that are conducted by people living locally. These can be used to help you get a better sense of what the community wants and needs. You may also find some additional resources online relating to how communities work best when they know what their residents want and need.
How about assistance? Some communities have local groups, organizations or social networks that want to help people get involved. These may be able to offer you resources and suggestions for how you can create a better community with others around the area.
If your city is not too big then try finding some friends or neighbors who would like to work together on something important in your town. You can pool resources and ideas, as well as work together to get things done. It’s a great way to connect with people, make friends and have an impact on the place where you live!
Ella Whittaker is a woman of many talents. She has a degree in mathematics and she also studied the history of art at the University of Oxford. Ella is an entrepreneur with a strong passion for charity work. In 2009, she founded CL Community which aims to provide sustainable jobs for people from different backgrounds who are trying to transition into work or learn new skills.