How to join the National Street Service

Cities

Invite the National Street Service to your City

  1. Contact jason

    Contact us to request a meeting and Jason will get in touch!

  2. Complete our brief Request for Information

    It’s just four easy questions:

    • What do streets mean to you? 

    • Where do you work?

    • Why are you interested in bringing NSS to your city?

    • Who might your funders be if chosen?

  3. We will review your application

    If your city is shortlisted, we will visit and meet with you to get an understanding of your city and its needs.

  4. If chosen to apply, a more detailed application will be requested.

 
For more information on how the National Street Service can help your city, explore our  Guide for Cities

For more information on how the National Street Service can help your city, explore our Guide for Cities

 
 

Individuals

Nominate your city

If you are an individual who would love to see your city host the National Street Service, contact us to nominate your city for the program! 

Individual Participants

Anyone can try their hand at the National Street Service curriculum; our tools and training are available for free on our website. 

 

The National Street Service Experience

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. 

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.

“There should be more artists who are policymakers, because we don't think as linearly - you look for solutions and you're not thrown out when something doesn't work; you just go back and try something else.”
- City Council Staff Member

“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’”
- Program Participant

 

“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”
- Program Participant

“It changed my mindset from the street is someone else’s responsibility to MY responsibility.”
- Program Participant

Our National Street service training program puts you in charge of your local streets, and guides you step by step to find problems and take action.

Our National Street service training program puts you in charge of your local streets, and guides you step by step to find problems and take action.

Understanding the problems facing your own local streets is easy! There is so much to be learned just from getting out there, watching for problems, and talking to other people who share the street.

Understanding the problems facing your own local streets is easy! There is so much to be learned just from getting out there, watching for problems, and talking to other people who share the street.

People have real power to make change. This bench welcomes everyone to sit and enjoy the street, and it exists thanks to one of our Street Rangers, who worked with the  Public Bench Project  to install it.

People have real power to make change. This bench welcomes everyone to sit and enjoy the street, and it exists thanks to one of our Street Rangers, who worked with the Public Bench Project to install it.

Many say that the pen is mightier than the sword. We say a stick of chalk is even mightier. Drawing on the street is a low-risk way to share our ideas for how the street can be better. If people don't like it, it washes away. If people do like it - we have new community support to convince local authorities to take action.

Many say that the pen is mightier than the sword. We say a stick of chalk is even mightier. Drawing on the street is a low-risk way to share our ideas for how the street can be better. If people don't like it, it washes away. If people do like it - we have new community support to convince local authorities to take action.

A picture is worth a thousand words, and when it isn't safe to use chalk, photos and drawings are an easy way to share our ideas. This picture was created to show a dangerous street crossing to San Francisco authorities.

A picture is worth a thousand words, and when it isn't safe to use chalk, photos and drawings are an easy way to share our ideas. This picture was created to show a dangerous street crossing to San Francisco authorities.