The Involved Challenge

The INVOLVED Neighborhood Challenge fosters organizations to take an active role in promoting volunteer service inside and outside their community. By working together, we enhance the quality of life for current and future generations. The INVOLVED Neighborhood Challenge ends midnight June 15, 2016.

The INVOLVED Neighborhood Challenge encourages neighborhoods to benchmark their community’s neighborhood involvement when it relates to volunteering more, promote neighborhood safety and reaching out to residents. Neighborhoods will be following guidelines which include the following examples:


Best Practices Examples:
  • Neighborhood participation in Orange County volunteer opportunities.
  • Learning what it takes to become more sustainable.
  • Educating residents on Code Enforcement violations.
  • Promoting community involvement through participation in Orange County events or workshops.


Completing the INVOLVED Scorecard

 

We recommend one (1) primary point of contact/administrator register your neighborhood and complete the information on the score cards.


Finding Ideas for Earning Points

 

The Neighborhood Challenge Toolkit is a Central Florida resource for learning more about how to implement the ideas listed in the scorecard (please click on the link below to access the Toolkit).

Get the Neighborhood Challenge Toolkit


Using the INVOLVED Scorecard

The INVOLVED Neighborhood Challenge scorecard is intended to be used to assess your community’s practices when it comes to volunteering and becoming more INVOLVED, as well as a resource for gathering new ideas. Once registered, your neighborhood may access and update your scorecards at any time, with the goal of increasing your scores throughout the challenge timeframe (ends midnight June 15, 2016). Scores will be reviewed at the end of the Challenge, and outcomes will be used to determine the level of recognition (i.e. bronze, silver, gold, or platinum) and the award winners.


The INVOLVED Neighborhood Scorecard has questions which are specific ideas for greening a community, including questions that are left open for innovative practices. The scorecard is divided into three categories:


  • Go Volunteer
  • Be Safe
  • Reach Out


Although neighborhoods are encouraged to achieve as many points as possible, they are not expected to achieve all points. As noted below, a neighborhood that receives 15 points has taken many important steps toward becoming a healthier neighborhood and is deserving of recognition. The INVOLVED Neighborhood Challenge has four award levels of recognition, which are tied to the following point totals:



Striving for Award Levels

15-40 PTS
BRONZE
41-75 PTS
SILVER
76-100 PTS
GOLD
101 & ABOVE PTS
PLATINUM

 

All neighborhoods are encouraged to participate every year in the challenge. However, neighborhoods many not be recognized as award winners more than two consecutive years at the time, under the same category.


If you need assistance, clarification on a question, or would like to learn more about how to improve your score on any scorecard, please email neighborhoodchallenge@ocfl.net