Washoe County is asking for input on the Washoe County Lands Bill at 2 upcoming meetings.
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Housing Volunteer Training
It takes three people to help a neighbor get inside, navigating the system to find a home. Next volunteer training April 4, 6pm.
Radon Test Kits 2017
Radon causes lung cancer. A three-day test can determine if a house has a radon problem. If radon problems are found, they can be fixed.
Northern Nevada Neighbor Network
View the Referral Map Here. Password Required: neighbornv.org/referral Ana Daksina is an artist on the Central and Downtown Reno Neighborhood Councils. She tried out the N4 community village to learn more about the group and share her experience with Reno Sparks Neighborhoods. Neighbor Network of Northern Nevada uses time banking to manage a barter system between members. They ...
How to Prevent Addiction in Teens
We had a link mishap. Please visit here, If you were looking for the 2018 Park project. Image via Pixabay by Greyerbaby Authored by Sarah Lockwood. She submitted this article to support healthy community norms for the town she grew up in, Reno NV. The teenage years are a common time to begin experimenting with drugs. As a parent, it can be worrisome to think your child may fall ...
Foster Care - June Monday Minute
UPDATE 2: Upcoming Events: If you have friends or family who are interested in fostering or adopting, please send them our way! We have an orientation coming up on July 19, from 6-8pm at 350 South Center Street. They can RSVP to 337-4470. UPDATE 1: the next Foster Care orientation. Anyone is invited to attend. Saturday 6/18 from 2-3:30 at the Evelyn Mount Community Center 13 ...
Social Service Providers
Here is the Plan (Work on any step you feel motivated to tackle and check back to see progress) We will have our first working draft on May 9th ahead of the next Sparks Neighborhood Council Facebook Event: HERE (provide feedback here or in the comment section below) PART 1 - Collect phone numbers and past surveys for service providers. Add a service provider to the list: H ...
Grassroots Initiatives and the Art of Collaboration
We have one guiding principle at RISE when welcoming new volunteers: If you see something that needs to be done and no one is doing it, that means you're in charge. For many organizations, this concept may be a little too chaotic to practice in their day to day operations. Understandably, it is much easier for "leaders" at the top to issue a clear set of instructions to those ...
Sparks Neighborhood Council
Update 3 When: April 27th 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Where: Blind Onion in Downtown Sparks - 834 Victorian Ave, Sparks, Nevada 89431 Agenda: Introductions and meal (15 minutes) Goal Setting Icebreaker (10 minutes) Known Concerns: Homeless Services, Downtown Cleanups, Crime Reports, Fourth of July, regional communication) Guest Speaker - Staff from the Washoe County District Attorney ( ...
Wildflower Village Visit
I have four moms: my biological mother, my adoptive mother, my stepmother and Pat Campbell, founder and owner the Wildflower Village. I wouldn’t be surprised if other people referred to her as their mother either. The Wildflower Village would be their second home. It’s the kind of place where one can express their full creativity and be welcomed with applause from Pat and her m ...
Fill out this short questionnaire to join other neighborhood volunteers. There are no required meetings. Whether you spend five minutes a month or 60 hours a week making your community better, you are welcome to use the resources here to empower your work.
Add Your Neighborhood
We have a list of 94 neighborhoods in South Washoe County to write about. If you want yours on the short list, email us a rough draft or post to the neighborhood comment board!
Seize no power.
Professionals and volunteers team up with groups and people to collaborate on community building projects