Citizens Toolkit

Welcome to the Citizens Toolkit: a guide by neighbors for neighbors about how to get things done in your neighborhood!

Citizens Planning Institute brought 15 long-time neighborhood leaders together for a series of workshops called Neighbors Helping Neighbors in Fall 2015.

The pilot project was initiated by CPI volunteers Mark Wheeler and Andrew Goodman. It received an Innovation Grant from The Mayor's Fund for Philadelphia.

We asked these leaders: what challenges are you facing in your neighborhoods, and what do you do to address them? Their answers became the content of the Citizens Toolkit. There are 3 types of content:

- A story from each participant about how they addressed a challenge
- Lessons learned from each story
- Universal how-to guides

Use the filters below to navigate through the toolkit.