TEAM LEADER: PATRICK BEARJAR
Overview: The United Neighborhoods Capture Team was created by people who are passionate about the success of Johnstown. The team encourages and facilitates collaboration between active community improvement groups and resource groups to make Johnstown an even better area to live. United Neighborhoods has three focus areas: neighborhood development, youth engagement, and pride and heritage. The programs encompassing these focus areas will strengthen neighborhoods by increasing home values, creating friendlier neighborhoods, decreasing crime, and creating a higher standard of community pride, which will aid in forging community connections.
Accomplishments/Projects: The United Neighborhoods Capture Team held a successful community forum, and they hope to hold another community forum soon to remain in touch with the needs and concerns of the members of our community. Before the pandemic, they installed a camera system in Hornerstown and hope to continue adding systems to other neighborhoods. In the future, they hope to partner with another organization to create a summer program at the neighborhood playgrounds.