Building Community, One Block at a Time
Good neighborhoods are those where neighbors work together on common issues and look out for each other. Block leaders take extra steps to connect neighbors and build community -- helping our neighborhoods to be safer, healthier, and happier.
The Block Leader Program teaches residents how to get to know neighbors and organize activities so neighbors can more easily communicate. Block leaders receive updates on neighborhood activities and services and are vital links between City Hall and the neighborhoods.
Cupertino's Block Leader Program is the proud recipient of the National League of Cities’ NBC/LEO 2015 City Cultural Diversity Award and the League of California Cities 2010 Helen Putnam Award for Enhancing Public Trust, Ethics, and Community Involvement.
Block Leaders Learn Active Shooter Awareness; How to Help Senior Neighbors
January 23, 2020 -- Captain Rich Urena and Sergeant Jim Post, Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, West Valley Division, presented how to respond during a critical incident, stay safe and informed, and to “Run, Hide, Fight”. Vivian Silva, Cupertino Senior Center Case Manager, shared local resources to assist senior neighbors and how to ask neighbors if they need help.
Green Team Presents Recycling, Composting, and Climate Crisis
October 3, 2019 - Cupertino's Environmental and Sustainability Programs Team showed Block Leaders how to recycle and compost, take action on the Climate Crisis, and how to gain rebates for water and energy-efficient equipment.
17th Annual Block Leader Appreciation Celebrates Shining Work
May 15, 2019 - We look forward to the next 17 years! (See how our neighborhoods connect)
New Block Leader Training
March 27, 2019 - General program information and tips on how begin as a new block leader.
Choose from one of two sessions: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Road. Space is limited. To sign-up, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or (408) 777-3331.
Sheriff's Present Crime Trends and Prevention Tips; Introduces Crime-Fighting Teams
January 31- One of our most popular Block Leader meetings is the Update from the Sheriff's Office, West Valley Division, and this year's meeting was no exception. Capt. Rich Urena returned to update block leaders on crime statistics and trends, and how to prevent from becoming victims. He also introduced staff, including the Burglary and Theft Suppression and K-9 teams, and displayed equipment found in patrol cars.
Block leaders heard from Ken Ericksen, Citizen Corps Coordinator, on how to report neighborhood status after a disaster:
Unsure which Reporting Zone you're in? Check out the city map.
Steffanie Turini, Neighborhood Watch Coordinator, also reminded leaders how to start a Watch group.