Neighbor Up Lorain County

Helping residents learn, understand, and strengthen our community.

Over the past year, the Community Foundation of Lorain County has partnered with Neighborhood Connections to facilitate discussions, entitled Neighbor Up, with Lorain and Elyria residents about the city’s most critical issues. This group of dedicated residents has met in-person to talk about the things that matter most, including everything from small businesses and community policing, to education and youth opportunities.

One of the most central practices of Neighbor Up, and the core action piece of the Neighbor Up Lorain County network, is Neighbor Nights. These organic community gatherings create space for greater connectivity, new relationships, and sparking change right where we live. Open to all, Neighbor Nights invite us to put our titles aside, bring our ideas and concerns to the table, and imagine and collaborate as neighbors. Monthly Neighbor Nights will begin in January 2022.