On August 8th approximately 50 people attended the Rogers Garden Bullock neighborhood meeting at the Bradenton Police Sub-Station. Didi Hager, from Habitat for Humanity, discussed neighborhood leadership opportunities and initiatives. Habitat for Humanity is investing time and resources to help this neighborhood. They have purchased a lot in the community and plan to build a family home. The Bradenton Police has begun “Walking the Beat.” This initiative is to show their partnership with the neighborhood and listen to the community as they walk they neighborhood each day. This approach is building good relationships that will promote partnerships while proactively addressing immediate concerns and conditions. Ms. Mae Lizzie is a true neighborhood leader and has been a champion motivating her neighbors to be a part of the solution. Soar in 4 is working with early childhood educators and the families of early learners to ensure that children from families of all races, ethnicities, income, abilities and languages have the support they need for young children’s healthy growth, development and school readiness. These collaborations will help better the economic and social well-being of our neighborhoods.