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


DINNER AND A PITCH

On January 24th 2019, Healthier Delray Beach presented “Dinner and a Pitch” the second round of resident grant presentations and awards. This year we received 11 diverse and impactful pitches and the community chose six winners. We had 4 Home Run recipients who received $1,000 each and 2 Grand Slam recipients who walked away with $1,500 each. Congratulations to the winners!

The African American Women: Misrepresented and Misconstrued Workshop Series

The African American Women: Misrepresented and Misconstrued Workshop Series

Zumba and Fitness

Zumba and Fitness

Community Cookout for a Cause

Community Cookout for a Cause

Move from Church to Church

Move from Church to Church

Family and Friends Day of Zen

Family and Friends Day of Zen

WARC Uniting Families in     The Set

WARC Uniting Families in The Set

Lunch & Launch

In February 2018, the Lunch and Launch event was an opportunity for neighbors in The Set to get together, brainstorm a Build Our Blocks project for their neighborhood, and present their idea to the community.  We had 5 awesome pitches from residents and two big 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, City of Delray Beach Parks and Recreation continues to host regular movie nights for the community.  


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