Project Description

The Frances Slocum Neighborhood Activation began in January 2024 with three interested neighborhood residents. This year, the Frances Slocum Neighborhood will have gone door-to-door speaking to neighbors, hold at least three neighborhood events with goals to bring the community together, create and establish a board, and encourage further activation of the neighborhood.

What is Neighborhood Activation?

Neighborhood Activation begins with interested residents contacting the City. A City Liaison is assigned to the neighborhood and provides support, resources, and best practices over the course of 12-18 months.

The ultimate goal of Neighborhood Activation is to empower residents to independently manage their neighborhood association.

The City Liaison distributes a survey and conducts at least 50 interviews of neighborhood residents. The process concludes with a comprehensive written document on neighborhood history, demographics, and data.

Do you live in the Frances Slocum Neighborhood or want to get involved?

Book an interview to share your experience living in the Frances Slocum Neighborhood with a City Employee here.

Frances Slocum Neighborhood Boundary


Key Dates

Saturday 1 June 2024 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Dumpster Day

Location: Beacon Heights Church 2810 Beacon St, Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Materials that CANNOT be put into the dumpster:

Anti-freeze Chemicals, Tires, Appliance with Freon, Fire Extinguishers, Used Oil, Asphalt, Fluorescent Bulbs, Concrete, Auto Fluids, Freon Refrigerant, Auto Parts, Hazardous Waste, Liquids, Electronics ,Oil Based Paint, Explosives, Closed Containers, OR Items Containing: Mercury, Pesticides, Compressed Gas, Lead, Acid Batteries, Herbicides, Radioactive Materials, Special Waste, Fertilizers.

***Latex paint cans need to be dried out before placing in the container. We cannot accept paint in a liquid form because it may leak out onto the ground or street.***

Saturday 7 September 2024 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Neighborhood Bash

Location: Lions Park, Carew St, Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Saturday 26 October 2024


Beacon Heights Church, in collaboration with the Frances Slocum Neighborhood, will be hosting a Trunk-or-Treat! Mark your calendars for a candy filled night, and stay tuned for more details!

Location: Beacon Heights Church 2810 Beacon St, Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Event Photos

Dumpster Day

June 1st, 2024 at Beacon Heights Church.

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