What is a Cool Block Leader?
A Cool Block Leader is someone who lives in the city of Los Angeles and who commits to building a stronger community with your neighbors, expanding or capitalizing on your leadership skills and improving the quality of life in your neighborhood using a proven neighbor-to-neighbor model that has helped thousands of people make their neighborhoods safer and healthier, prepare for disasters, save money and lighten their environmental impact. You can green your neighborhood, make it safer to walk in or decide with your neighbors to do whatever is right for your community.
Learn more about the Call for Cool Block Leaders here
How does the Cool City Challenge and Cool Block Leaders work?
If Los Angeles wins the challenge, Cool Block Leaders will have all of the resources you need to lead this effort on your block. Cool Blocks LA will support you, and is a free five-month, nine-meeting action-based program that is self-directed by the Cool Block Leader and a team of five to eight households, recruited by the Cool Block Leader on your block (defined as both sides of the street up to the corners, a cul-de-sac, an apartment building, or a floor within a student residential building (dorm)).
A meeting is hosted and facilitated by a different team member on your block in their home (or via Zoom) every two weeks with the support of a step-by-step meeting guide. Each 90-minute to two-hour meeting focuses on a distinct topic connected to reducing your carbon footprint, conserving water, preparing for disasters or improving the quality of life in your neighborhood. Every Cool Block Leader will be trained and have ongoing coaching and support. The time required is about three to four hours per week for five months, beginning in either January, May or September 2022.
Check out this video about pilot Cool Blocks, including one from Los Angeles.
Learn more now by attending one of the Cool Block Cafés before the Oct. 22, 2021 sign-up deadline. Choose a date and time to attend an informational Café here.
How do I sign up?
If you live in Los Angeles city and are ready to sign up to be a Cool Block Leader, you can SIGN UP NOW.
Remember, the only action needed now is to commit and sign up. If Los Angeles wins, the programming will begin in January, May or September 2022.
Join us in being a part of the solution while growing your leadership skills and creating a more livable community. Please sign up by October 22, 2021.
Los Angeles Cool City Challenge “Moonshot Team” members hail from the following organizations: