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How to Build Community

Turn off the TV                 *  Leave your house

Know your neighbors

Look up when you are walking

Greet people                      *  Sit on your stoop

Plant flowers

Use your library                *  Play together

Buy from local merchants

Share what you have

Help a lost dog

Take children to the park

Garden together

Support neighborhood schools

Fix it even if you didn’t break it

Have potlucks                    *  Honor elders

Pick up litter                      *  Read stories aloud

Dance in the street

Talk to the mail carrier

Listen to the bird               *  Put up a swing

Help carry something heavy

Barter for your goods

Start a tradition                   * Ask a question

Hire young people for odd jobs

Organize a block party

Bake extra and share

Ask for help when you need it

Open your shades               * Sing together

Share your skills

Take back the night

Turn up the music

Turn down the music

Listen before you react to anger

Mediate a conflict

Seek to understand

Learn from new and uncomfortable angles

Know that no one is silent, though many are not heard

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The first Mural Arts mural in East Oak Lane,

at Penn Asian Senior Services, Inc.  (PASSi)

(Copies available at

(Submitted by Peggy Runde Weston)

© 2018   Oak Lane Community Action Association  (OLCAA)  -  Striving to build a better neighborhood

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