Fighting Back Partnership’s Neighborhood Revitalization Program is an investment in the quality of life of some of Vallejo’s most underserved and under-resourced communities. Property crime, drug dealing, gang activity, prostitution, squatting, vandalism, and illegal dumping rob a neighborhood of vitality. Residents don’t feel safe or good about where they live, and criminal elements take advantage of the neglect.
But when a community decides that enough is enough, change is possible. In collaboration with community residents and the City of Vallejo, Fighting Back Partnership launched its highly effective Neighborhood Revitalization Program to empower residents to take back their communities and to stand up to those who threaten their quality of life.
Fighting Back begins with face-to-face, door-to-door engagements with residents, encouraging them to reaffirm their investments in their homes, their children’s safety, and their communities. Fighting Back then collaborates with community residents through technical assistance to organize, to physically clean up the neighborhood, and to erect a resident-driven community safety program. It’s an investment that has paid off for 34 neighborhoods that have been restored to a higher degree of safety, pride, and appearance since 1977.
During and after the Neighborhood Revitalization Program, neighborhoods are
Less vulnerable to crime
Better maintained with cleaner streets and an absence of graffiti, abandoned cars, and illegal dumping
Better integrated into city services and have a higher degree of trust between residents and law enforcement
Better places for businesses to thrive
Neighborhoods are the building blocks of our communities, where the seeds of compassion and unity are sown.
Martin Luther King Jr.
To find out more about our Neighborhood Revitalization Program, contact us at (707) 648-5230.
The Neighborhood Revitalization Program is sponsored by the City of Vallejo through federal Community Development Block Grant funds.
The Positive Youth Development Program is sponsored by the Solano County Department of Health and Social Services and the Vallejo City Unified School District.