The goal of community outreach meetings is to arm residents with knowledge and engage them in the decision making process that impacts their daily lives. Residents, the Town of Chapel Hill Police Department, other Town agencies, landlords, developers, and concerned citizens come together to discuss issues and ideas. The monthly meetings empower neighbors to use their collective voice against crime and gentrification, organize community watch groups, and promote 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, 6:30-7:30 PM at Hargraves Community Center: 216 N. Roberson Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.
Other ways to get involved
TABLE, Inc. is a Carrboro-based non-profit organization that assists low-income children and their families who may face food insecurity. Children who attend elementary school in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District 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, The Jackson Center staff works in collaboration with Northside neighbors and friends to respect and serve histories that create new stories out of Emancipation, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, the civil rights struggle, and desegregation.
Every year, the Good Neighbor Initiative organizes a block party at Hargraves Community Center called Neighborhood Night Out that kicks 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 pertinent information about what it means to be a good neighbor. The event seeks to bridge the gaps between our communities’ diverse subcultures, uniting students and permanent residents of Chapel Hill.