What We Do

Safe Streets Campaign’s (SSC) mission is to unite and inspire youth, neighbors and businesses to build safe, healthy and thriving communities.  We do this by:  organizing neighborhoods and communities for action – through forming block organizations and planting seeds of grassroots community leadership.

Safe Streets was born as a grassroots initiative in 1989 to empower neighbors to unite against crime. For over thirty years, Safe Streets has engaged thousands of neighborhood members, community partners and youth in proven and research-based strategies designed to build community capacity and increase public safety.

We continue to build communities’ capacity to address their local concerns and to improve quality of life. In response to changing community needs, our work is increasingly focused on creating safe, positive and inclusive neighborhood environments and engaging and supporting young people to become tomorrow’s civic leaders.