Our Lakewood community becomes stronger when neighbors work together. It's easy to focus on your own needs and concerns, but a slight change in outlook can make a big difference in the day-to-day lives of a neighborhood and create a better, safer place to live for everyone. Check out some of our success stories in the sections on this page.
What is Lakewood Linked?
Lakewood Linked is a community engagement program that believes neighbors comprise all elements of our neighborhood…
- Faith organizations
- Service organizations
- Nonprofit organizations
...Together we can make a difference.
Nextdoor.com is a social media site that helps facilitate communication with your neighbors. City staff uses Nextdoor.com to post information of interest to residents about City of Lakewood programs, meetings, events and issues. However, the City is not able to see neighborhood conversations on Nextdoor and does not utilize the site to respond to questions. Since 2013, the Nextdoor.com sites have grown from 10 to over 120. You can join the conversation.
Introduced in 2014, The Lakewood Faith Coalition (LFC) is a collaboration of over 35 Lakewood faith-based organizations and their members. LFC builds partnerships with neighborhoods, businesses, schools and nonprofit organizations.
Their mission is to build a sense of community and collaboration by engaging and building partnerships among neighborhoods, businesses, schools, non-profit organizations, city leaders and faith communities.
Currently, the LFC is focused on supporting the needs of Lakewood’s Title 1 Schools. For more information, contact Reg Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See our Mayors Report January 2020(PDF, 402KB)
Representatives from Kiwanis, Rotary, Optimist and Elks Clubs in Lakewood work to collaborate on community projects and make a collective impact to support needs. Their mission is to improve the lives of Lakewood residents of all ages through the cooperation and coordination among coalition members and other community organizations on meaningful activities, programs and projects.
Currently, clubs are collaborating to support the needs of Rose Stein Elementary school which reopened after a 2-year closure for renovations.
See our 2018/2019 Status Report(PDF, 117KB)
In June of 2018, Lakewood Mayor Adam Paul convened local food resource providers that serve Lakewood residents to gain an understanding of the scope of food resources available and to begin a collective approach to address the needs in Lakewood. CEHL's mission is to coordinate and collaborate with the Lakewood community to increase awareness around the issue of hunger, and to create systemic solutions to end hunger in Lakewood.
See our 2018/2019 Status Report(PDF, 102KB)
See a Lakewood Sentinel article about CEHL.