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.Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, please do what you can to stay connected with neighbors while following social distancing guidelines.
Since the first days of the outbreak, Block Leaders have offered to shop for groceries and run errands for elderly neighbors; helped to set-up teams and volunteers on nearby streets; and informed neighbors about how to remain healthy and safe.
More recently, Block Leaders assisted neighbors with chalk art and other community-wide activities, sewed handmade masks for vulnerable neighbors, and found ways to observe graduations and birthdays in the neighborhood.
We appreciate your compassion, heartfelt gestures, and genuine care in our community. Thank you for continuing to look out for others who may need extra assistance and encouragement.
Please visit Cupertino's homepage for citywide updates.
Stay Home. Save Lives. Check In.
March 31, 2020 -- The state's “Stay Home. Save Lives. Check In.” campaign urges Californians to help combat social isolation and food insecurity among the population who are over the age of 65. During our stay at home order, elderly neighbors may need friends and neighbors to help them obtain basic necessities like groceries and prescriptions.
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)
Keep it Up!
We appreciate your looking out for the neighbors. To be trained in how to recognize and report suspicious activity in the neighborhood, arrange a Neighborhood Watch meeting.
After a major earthquake, or other disaster, relay your neighborhood status to the ARK in your Reporting Zone. Information is passed on to the city's Emergency Operations Center. Unsure which Reporting Zone you're in? Check out the city map.