Choice Neighborhoods Promising Practice Guides & Webinars

Resident Voices in Neighborhood Revitalization

This guide tells the stories of two resident leaders who actively represent their neighbors, foster strong social networks and educate their peers as their communities are undergoing large-scale neighborhood revitalization. In their own voices, Uzuri Pease-Greene from San Francisco and Jocquelyn Marshall from New Orleans share insights into how they became leaders in their neighborhoods, how they have reached out to a diverse range of community members and how their voices have come to represent the priorities and perspectives of their neighbors. Their paths to leadership can serve as lessons for other community leaders and stakeholders seeking to identify, grow and support strong resident leadership in support of neighborhood change.