Nearby AARP Community Challenge Projects

Hyattsville, MD

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Capturing data and feedback from residents

Description: This project created an online tool -- called My Block Counts -- which allows community members to collect and report information related to local environmental health. Before rolling out the tool, researchers held online workshops to teach the community about environmental justice, public infrastructure and community health. Then they invited community members to use My Block Counts to do an inventory of their neighborhoods. The virtual tool guides users through a series of questions about the built environment. Once users complete the questions, their responses are available for other users to access. Project organizers hope the data collected will help community members advocate for improved infrastructure in their neighborhoods. In the future, they plan to roll out the tool on a national level.

Silver Spring, MD

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This project will enhance a community garden in a local park by extending a walkway to accessible raised beds.


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