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Good Neighbor Initiative walk-around set for Aug. 21

Post Date:08/11/2017 10:58 AM

Now in its 14th year, the year-round Good Neighbor Initiative encourages students who live off campus to meet their neighbors and work with them to build community and keep neighborhoods clean, safe and quiet. 

Starting at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, teams of UNC students, staff and public safety officers, Chapel Hill police officers and town staff members, community groups and other volunteers will meet at the Hargraves Community Center before fanning out into neighborhoods surrounding downtown Chapel Hill. The teams visit students and year-round residents in the Northside, Pine Knolls, Cameron-McCauley and Davie Circle neighborhoods, Carrboro’s Lloyd Broad community, and south of Forest Hills, including Dawes, Coolidge and Pine Bluff Trails, with information about community services, local ordinances and alcohol laws, and good neighbor practices. Residents also will be invited to the Good Neighbor Block Party at the Hargraves Center on Thursday, Sept. 14.

For a light-hearted video highlighting the initiative, visit The two-minute video was produced by a UNC-Chapel Hill journalism class led by adjunct professor Bruce Curran and professor Richard Simpson, who also play leading roles.

Sponsors are the Town of Chapel Hill, UNC-Chapel Hill, the Chapel Hill Police Department, Empowerment Inc., the Downtown Partnership, the Jackson Center, Town of Carrboro, Habitat for Humanity and several downtown businesses and community partners.

Media Contact: Aaron Bachenheimer, director of UNC-Chapel Hill's Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Community Involvement, 919-843-5827.

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