Love Your Block

Love Your Block

The City of Duluth received a Cities of Service Love Your Block grant to build relationships between residents and the city to improve neighborhoods. The aim is to foster collaborative caretaking of public spaces and of our neighbors. The Love Your Block model encourages innovation and experimentation to reduce blight through resident and government partnership. 

In 2022, the Love Your Block program, project leaders, community partners, and donors invested more than $18,000 across Lincoln Park and Central Hillside. Additionally, communication and collaboration has occurred in new ways across city divisions, between neighbors, and among non-profit organizations. 

In 2023, Love Your Block continues with workshops about neighborhood level topics, mini-grants for gatherings, clean-ups, and small neighborhood improvement projects, and volunteer opportunities. 

2023 Mini-Grant Award Winners

Central Hillside

  1. Building improvement, Union Gospel Mission
  2. Home improvement, Central Hillside Resident
  3. Lot improvement/Garden installation, Duluth Community Garden Program/Duluth Public Library
  4. Lot improvement, Giving Garden
  5. Lot improvement, Kaitlyn (Central Hillside Resident)
  6. Bike rack installation, YMCA/Harbor Highlands/Leadership Duluth
  7. Buckthorn pull and clean-up, Moss (Central Hillside Resident)
  8. Community clean-up, The Depot and Minnesota Ballet
  9. Community meal, St. Marks AME
  10. Block party, Family Freedom Center
  11. Block party, Hope City Church
  12. Block party, Zeitgeist

Lincoln Park

  1. Community clean-up, Jamar Kirk
  2. Community clean-up, ChaQuana McEntyre/Family Rise Together
  3. Community clean-up, Spirit of God Lutheran Church
  4. Alley & graffiti clean-up, Lincoln Park Resident
  5. Concrete removal, Lincoln Park Resident
  6. Lot improvement /Parklet Installation, 190 Coffee
  7. Lot improvement, Stephanie (Lincoln Park Resident)
  8. Lot improvement, Lincoln Park Children and Families Collaborative
  9. Building improvement, Twin Ports Cyclery
  10. Block Party, Laila Davis (Lincoln Park Resident)
  11. Community Event, Duluth Children’s Museum

Contact Love Your Block Staff:

Annika Frazer
Love Your Block VISTA
City of Duluth - Life Safety