NeighborWorks Week

The photographs below are from the NeighborWorks Home and Garden Tour featuring the Malone and Hawley Neighborhoods held June of 2012 as part of “National NeighborWorks Week.”

Dedicated volunteers, civic leaders, and residents will come together the week of June 8th–15th to celebrate local neighborhood projects during the 31st Annual National NeighborWorks Week—a week-long celebration of revitalization and transformation in more than 4,400 distressed neighborhoods across the country.

During NeighborWorks Week, local NeighborWorks organizations mobilize tens of thousands of volunteers, business people, neighbors, friends, and local and national elected civic leaders in a week of neighborhood change and awareness. They rehab and repair homes, paint and landscape properties, conduct neighborhood tours, recognize successful partnerships, and host events that educate, train, and inform. Thousands of families benefit from the week’s activities nationwide.

NeighborWorks Lincoln will be participating in a number of activities during NeighborWorks Week 2014. The events in Lincoln will highlight projects that are the result of the hard work and dedication of several community members and leaders, who have worked with NeighborWorks Lincoln and/or completed NWL’s resident leadership training courses. A list of scheduled events during NeighborWorks Week 2014 includes the following:

East Campus Community Organization Garden Tour

Saturday, June 7th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
You can start the tour at any of the garden tour locations south of Holdrege on 37th Street. After touring the 1.7 miles of gardens, four mini-classes will be held to learn about composting, container gardening, perennials and tree care. The $5 Entrance Fee will be used to replace trees lost to disease.

Hartley Neighborhood Walking Tour

Sunday, June 8th, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The tour will begin at the Onion Dome Park at 31st and ‘R’ Street. The tour will be led by Ed Zimmer, Historic Preservation Planner for Lincoln, and will focus on the history of the Hartley Neighborhood.

University Place Community Market

Wednesday, June 11th, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
This is the opening day of the Market, which is located at 48th and Madison. The Market was the product of NWL’s Community Leadership Institute training and is now an annual event.

Celebration of Air Park

Saturday, June 14th, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
The celebration begins with a Fun Run and will continue with family fishing, games, a car show, and a family swim. For more information, visit This event was established as a result of NWL’s Community Engagement Initiative resident leadership program.

Woods Park Home Tour on South 29th Street

Sunday, June 15th, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Woods Park Tour is a wonderful way to showcase and promote the fact that living in the center of Lincoln has many advantages. You can purchase tickets at 230 S. 29th Street where the tour will begin. The cost for the tour is $10 for Single Admission, or $15 for Couple/Family Admission.

To learn more about NeighborWorks Week or to get more information on the schedule of events, please contact Pat Anderson-Sifuentez at

Opening Doors in Our Community

NeighborWorks Lincoln is a non-profit organization dedicated to community revitalization through an active partnership of resident leaders, private businesses and public officials. We open doors for people to achieve their dreams of home ownership and for others who desire a safe and attractive neighborhood.

I love NeighborWorks! I love my NW clients and I love telling people who do not know about NeighborWorks what it is. We are lucky to have NW in Lincoln.

– Johanna Rhoads, Lincoln Realtor