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You can now apply your block for our 12-week Catalyst Program! Residents will work together on the shared responsibility of selecting, planning, and completing exterior home improvement and beautification projects. They will also gain access to resources & relationships within (and beyond) their block to enhance the quality of their neighborhood experience.

Meet and work with each other.
Get to know and trust each other.

What Building Blocks Offers:

  • Funding to support exterior home improvement and beautification projects

  • Neighborhood Leader Academy Sessions to support Resident Facilitators leading the program

  • Project Planning and Workday Support from Building Blocks Staff

  • Volunteer Recruitment for Community Workdays 

  • Discounts and tax-free purchases from Lowes

What Building Blocks Expects:

  • Participation of at least 8 households

  • Two Resident Facilitators identified to lead the program

  • At least three resident meetings to collectively plan projects and Workdays

  • Community Workdays where ALL participating residents collectively work on projects

  • On-going communication with Building Blocks staff​

Participating Households

Block Allocation

Over 12 households


10-11 households


8-9 households


6-7 households


4-5 households


Less than 4 households

may be subject to cancellation


Your neighborhood association and Building Blocks of Kalamazoo are looking for resident facilitators to lead development work in your neighborhood.

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