Oakland, CA – Over 350 parties will take place in Oakland neighborhoods tomorrow celebrating National Night Out, an annual event promoting City-Neighborhood partnerships.
“National Night Out is an opportunity for people to reconnect and engage in city-community partnerships. We are using this celebration to raise awareness about opportunities to improve our community with special emphasis this year on Oak311, the City’s comprehensive service request system,” said Mayor Schaaf. “It’s these connections that build communities block-by-block. This is important because the best crime prevention tool ever invented is a good neighbor.”
National Night Out empowers people and provides an opportunity for communities to heal and foster peace in our neighborhoods. A powerful and profound message is “When neighbors know each other, neighborhoods are safer.”
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and City staff from several departments will pay a visit to National Night Out parties, demonstrating the importance of the partnership. The City also encourages neighbors to take the next step by starting a Neighborhood Watch Group on their street and participating in their Neighborhood Council where they can work in partnership with the City’s Neighborhood Service Coordinators and the Community Resource Officers assigned to their neighborhood. For more information about those programs visit the Neighborhood Services Division Webpage here.
Each registered NNO party was mailed a kit with a special gift for the hosts and giveaway items for children and other attendees.
For a list of public parties, visit www.staging.oaklandca.gov/nno.
Throughout Oakland, now more than ever before, neighbors need to unite to make their neighborhood safer and stronger.