Community outreach

The goal of these meetings is to arm residents with knowledge and engage them in decision making that impacts their lives on a daily basis. Residents, the Town of Chapel Hill Police Department, other Town agencies, landlords, developers, and concerned citizens come together to discuss issues and ideas. It empowers neighbors to use their collective voice against crime and gentrification, organizes Community Watch groups, and promotes neighborhood advocacy to influence local government to support positive change in our communities.

 

Community Outreach Meetings are open to the public and are held every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 6-7 pm at Hargraves Community Center: 216 N. Roberson Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.

 

Other ways to get involve

TABLE, Inc. is a Carrboro non-profit organization that helps children and families who could use a few extra food items over the weekends. Children who attend elementary school in Chapel Hill or Carrboro are invited to participate in TABLE’s Weekend Meal Backpack Program. 

 

The Jackson Center is a hub of creative action dedicated to preserving the future of historically Black neighborhoods in Chapel Hill, NC.  Located in the heart of the Northside community, Center staff work in collaboration with Northside neighbors and friends to respect and to serve histories that, even as they are told, make new history out of Emancipation, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, civil rights struggle, and desegregation.

 

Every year there is a block party held at Hargraves Community Center called Neighborhood Night Out that is kicked off with a neighborhood walk. Students, permanent residents, university officials, and other members of the town walk together to welcome new and returning students while providing useful information to all about what it means to be a good neighbor. This seeks to bridge the gaps between our communities’ diverse subcultures.