Miraloma Park Improvement Club (MPIC) has partnered with the City’s Neighborhood Empowerment Network to create and implement a plan to strengthen our community so that during times of stress every resident will feel safe and empowered. The initiative, called Resilient Miraloma Park, is a highly focused, professionally facilitated process which is generating meaningful outcomes that MPIC is stewarding through implementation. MPIC is honored to have access to the expertise and resources of partners such as NERT, Neighborland, Nextdoor, SF PUC, SF DPH, HAS, SF State and the MIT Urban Risk Lab in crafting this strategy.
Miraloma Park is an energetic and engaged community where everyone can live healthy safe lives and be surrounded by networks rich in trust and reciprocity. During times of stress, our community comes together to support each other like a family with a focus on addressing the needs of the vulnerable populations, visitors and residents of Miraloma Park. As a result of ongoing community stewardship, Miraloma Park is a closer and more connected neighborhood.
The Resilient Miraloma Park Executive Steering Committee, supported by the Miraloma Park Improvement Club, will be responsible for achieving the goals and objectives outlined in the annual Resilient Action Plan.
The Empowered Communities Program‘s Neighborhood HUB initiative supports neighborhoods as they create community-based networks of organizations that advance the overall preparedness of communities across San Francisco. The HUB initiative provides essential support to residents as they recover community stressors and disasters. A national conversation has begun which points to the importance of creating strategies for local organizations and residents to assume lifesaving responsibilities in the event of a disaster. These activities include search and rescue, mass feeding, and supporting people sheltering in place. To learn more about the HUB, CLICK HERE
On October 25th, 2016 The Resilient Miraloma Park steering committee convened local and citywide organizations to participate in a half day workshop on resilience at the Cornerstone Trinity Baptist Church. The day focused on the activation of a HUB which is a network of organizations that reside in close proximity that can work collectively during times of stress. Participants were briefed on the mission of the Resilient Miraloma Park initiative, the benefits of the creation of a HUB for the community and the organizations involved, and how to participate in the activation of the HUB’s nucleus – the Neighborhood Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) – during times of stress. 14 individuals attended the workshop which generated a great deal of connectivity and optimism for the future of Miraloma Park in the face of inevitable change.
A priority of Resilient Miraloma Park is to foster an inclusive and transparent information-sharing process. As such, we encourage Miraloma Park community members, stakeholders, partners, and interested parties to attend upcoming Resilient Miraloma Park Working Group Meetings on the second Wednesday of the month from 5:3opm-7:00pm at Miraloma Park Improvement Club
The Resilient Miraloma Park newsletter is an opportunity for community leaders and residents to share their stories, update their neighbors on events, and stayed informed on rich cultural activities and news that shapes the Miraloma park community. To sign up for Resilient Miraloma Parks’s newsletter, CLICK HERE
For more information about Resilient Miraloma Park and to find out how you can get involved, contact Daniel Homsey, Director of Neighborhood Empowerment Network.