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.

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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!

 Jackson Destine and Marilyn Ramirez

Jackson Destine and Marilyn Ramirez

 Morris Carstarphen

Morris Carstarphen

Meet your Build our blocks ambassadors

  Emanuel "Dupree" Jackson

Emanuel "Dupree" Jackson

  Angela Williams

Angela Williams

  Davina Suffrard

Davina Suffrard

  Prentice Mobley

Prentice Mobley

  Lisa McMiller

Lisa McMiller

  Freslaine "Tasha" St. Louis

Freslaine "Tasha" St. Louis

  Rose Newbold

Rose Newbold

  Andre Dildy

Andre Dildy

  Ferline Mesidort

Ferline Mesidort

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Featured Neighbors - Movie in the Set

The first of our Build Our Blocks projects - Movie in the Set - kicked off on March 23rd!  More than 50 residents of all ages came out to Merritt Park for a free screening of the movie, "Coco."  Caesars catering offered free hamburgers and hot dogs to neighbors who came out to watch the movie on the big screen.  Thanks to this resident-led idea and event, Parks and Recreation continued to host regular movie nights for the community throughout Summer 2018.  


Want to get your neighborhood involved in a Build Our Blocks project?  Click below.