3) Confirm area and existing networks

  • Determine your neighborhood boundaries

  • Determine the possible networks that already exist in your neighborhood including:

    • PTAs 

    • Civic Associations

    • Listservs (Nextdoor or others)

    • Church networks

    • Senior networks

    • Playgroups/Parent groups for toddlers

    • Running or other exercise clubs

    • Others

  • Determine how many captains you need for your neighborhood based on the following factors:

    • Geographic size

      • For example: If your neighborhood is geographically dispersed, you may want to request captains in particular zones.

    • Number and types of residences (single family homes and apartments)

      • For example: If you have half single family homes and half apartments, you may consider having one co-captain for the single family homes and another for the apartment building(s).

    • Parts of the neighborhood which might have unique needs. For example: You may want to request a co-captain at each large apartment building. 

Time required: Depends on neighborhood but try to get this step done within a few days.