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Community building and engagement is one of our core strengths here at Trellis!

Community Building and Engagement

Trellis resident engagement work is based on the Community Building and Engagement Program created by Neighborworks America. Trellis provides direct Economic Development support to local owned microbusinesses, anti-displacement efforts, & leadership training programs for residents.

Inspire and support resident leaders

Invigorate and sustain resident-led associations

Effectively sponsor community building activities

Inspire and support small business owners

Invigorate and sustain local merchants associations

Actively seek out community grants and sponsorship opportunities

Building healthy communities

We’re not just building homes, we’re also building communities. In order for neighborhoods to thrive, local businesses and residents need to support each other. Trellis participates in the many community building programs offered through our partners at NeighborWorks America to combine both national expertise with local initiative.

Getting involved in your community

There are many ways to get involved in your community for the benefit of both residents and local businesses. Resident-driven approaches include:

The economic impact on our local community over the years has been substantial.


local businesses provided with ED support​

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support to community since 2015

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in grants and support services acquired since 2018​​

Along the Miracle Mile

Glenn Karlson

How does Trellis find property and build homes? It all starts with Glenn Karlson, Director of the Real Estate Development (RED) team at Trellis. Since coming to the organization in

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The Good Neighbor Initiative

Do you know a “Good Neighbor?” You know the type – the under-appreciated and sometimes overlooked. Someone who waters your garden. Who pulls in your recycling bin on those 115˚

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Interested in volunteering or learning more about our Community Building and Engagement work? Please reach out to us.

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