Build Our Blocks is...
A project in partnership with Healthier Delray Beach with the goal of connecting neighbors and building on partnerships within our community.
Why Build Our Blocks?
Studies show that a strong social support system is important to a person's health. HDB supports Build Our Blocks as a way for residents to grow their social network and build a healthier community.
How to get started...
- Meeting with your neighbors
- Sharing your talents
- Getting to know your block
- Planning a neighborhood event or project
- Applying for a HDB neighborhood mini-grants
Lunch & Launch
The Lunch and Launch event was an opportunity for neighbors in The Set to get together, brainstorm a project for their neighborhood, and pitch their idea to the community. We had 5 awesome pitches from residents and two $1,000 winners! Congratulations to Jackson Destine and the Better Delray Music Video and Morris Carstarphen and Movie in the Set!
Meet your Build our blocks ambassadors
For the past 2 years, HDB has been proud to support the New Generation of Frog Alley's Back to School Block Party. Tyrah Puckett-White, a resident of Delray Beach's "Frog Alley" said, "It was a dream I always wanted to do." In response to crime and with the desire to bring the community together, neighbors have gathered each August to give out school supplies and have fun with the goal of connecting with one another.