Become part of our team!
This program welcomes everyone to participate in making the street a better place. If you want to have a positive impact on your local streets but don’t know where to start, joining the National Street Service is a great way to get involved.
How to get involved
We believe that better streets start at the local level - with individuals who take action to understand what better streets mean to them and their communities. This is why we make our tools freely available on our website.
Community Organizations & Cities
2018 Summer Grants
We are offering ten grants of between $5 and $500 in support of National Street Service participants who want to build ‘street experiments’ exploring how to make local streets better on behalf of their communities. Find out more and apply >
Coming Soon: the National Street Service in Corktown, Detroit!
We’re kicking things off in Corktown, Detroit with a ten week National Street Service Program, a great opportunity for anyone who wants to make streets better for their community. During the program, you will observe and explore your street, create opportunities to help others reimagine what the street is for, and collaborate across neighborhoods on projects to make streets welcoming for everyone.
What to expect:
Explore and celebrate the many values of your streets
Connect with their neighbors and local street heroes
Take meaningful action to make streets welcoming places for everyone
Host an event to share your work and celebrate the soul of your local streets
Volunteer Team Members
40 volunteer team members
5 hours per week
Dates to be announced
Recent Programs for San Antonio, Texas and Pontiac, Michigan:
We have just concluded a our one-month National Street Service Program in Pontiac and San Antonio. We thank everyone who applied and participated in the program!
The National Street Service Experience
As a team member of the National Street service, there are so many ways you can make a positive impact on your favorite local streets.
“I learned that I can make a difference in even the smallest ways. It all will add up to something awesome. By that I mean with everyone’s small actions, when we all contribute, we can do the ‘impossible’”
“This week I learned that I have a desire to have deeper relationships + connections with those on our street - to be more of a community”
“It changed my mindset from the street is someone else’s responsibility to MY responsibility.”