We coined this phrase because evidence shows that the first and most crucial component to creating thriving communities is to build and strengthen neighborly relationships.

8 Front Doors Challenge in Wichita, Kansas

Do you live in South Central Wichita, KS? If so, click here to learn about the 8 Front Doors Challenge happening in your neighborhood.

I Did The 8FDC

Let us know if you have completed your Block Map. We would love to hear about your experience if you’ve already started or completed the 8 Front Doors Challenge!

The 8 Front Doors Challenge

If you….

  • Are open to connecting with your neighbors
  • Are willing to take action to strengthen your neighborhood

And you want…

  • To feel that you have people you can call on when there is a need.
  • To create a place where people are proud to live.
  • To feel safe where you live and see crime rates lower.
  • To find and foster cooperation, hospitality, kindness, and generosity in your community.
  • To highlight the positive stories of people and places in your neighborhood.


Neighboring can transform your community for generations to come, reduce crime, erase the negative stigmas, and create a place that people want to live, where they’re proud to live and to come to do business.

It all starts with “Hello!”

Neighboring creates lasting change:

  • Improves public health
  • Improves neighborhood safety
  • Makes neighborhoods more resilient
  • Fosters a sense of belonging
  • Allows elders to age in place
  • Improves mental health

Read more by checking out the book The Abundant Community, by John McKnight

If you want to learn how to be a great neighbor, you’re in the right place.

Create a Thriving Neighborhood in Your Community

If you want to learn how to be a great neighbor, you’re in the right place.


Privacy Preferences
When you visit our website, it may store information through your browser from specific services, usually in form of cookies. Here you can change your privacy preferences. Please note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our website and the services we offer.