The Community Building Initiative (CBI)is a highly recognized and effective model that focuses on developing resident-based capacity to determine and implement positive change in marginalized communities.
The goal of the CBI is to support and train local community residents in the art of building collaborations with neighbors, organizations, agencies, and decision makers to improve the quality of life in their community.
The CBI model process incorporates 4 pillars that reinforces and ensures that residents are at the core of successfully implementing change in their own community.
The CBI model involves two phases: Planning & Implementation.
The Planning Phase took place in 2015 and included:
- Community Assessment – Gathering major resident issues and concerns
- Problem Analysis – Understanding how the issues affect the community
- Issue Identification – Building consensus around the major issue to focus on
- Strategies – Creating Strategies to address the chosen issue
The Implementation Phase began in 2016. Following are the goal and strategies for the implementation plan:
Goal: Reduce Part II crimes in the ABC neighborhood.
(1) Increase reporting of crimes in ABC neighborhood,
(2) Decrease opportunities for crimes in parking lots, carports, & apartment walkways, and
(3) Increase the use of the 4 apartment communal spaces in ABC.
Currently the CBI is working with residents in the Alameda-Brownwood-Catalina (ABC) neighborhood of West Anaheim and the Oak View neighborhood in Huntington Beach.
The CBI is grateful for the funding and support from the St. Joseph Health Community Partnership Fund and for our CBI Community Partners: Anaheim Police Department, City of Anaheim – Neighborhood Services Department, and the Anaheim Union High School District.