Community Building and Organizing works with neighborhoods in Elkhart and Goshen to establish an identity, develop leaders, set priorities, organize for action and accomplish goals related to neighborhood improvement and quality of life for residents. This program is central to LaCasa’s community effectiveness, linking LaCasa’s resources to family and neighborhood goals.
LaCasa's outreach coordinators begin by meeting with people who live in the neighborhood. The neighbors identify issues affecting their neighborhood and set specific goals for improvements. Residents are empowered to work with city government, local businesses, churches, and other partners to achieve their goals.