The 2021 8 Front Doors Challenge Neighborhood: SoCe

8FD is for you if… 

  • You live in SoCe, in Wichita, Kansas, between Kellogg Ave. and Lincoln St. and between the Arkansas River and Washington St.
  • You are open to connecting with neighbors.
  • You are willing to take action to strengthen your neighborhood.


  • 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 on your block.
  • To highlight the positive stories of people and places in your neighborhood.

What and Where is SoCe?

proper noun, derivative of South Central

1.South Central ICT Neighborhood, South of Kellogg from Washington to the River.
2.A quirky place to live with talented, resilient neighbors who care about each other.

SoCe (short for South Central) is a neighborhood in Wichita, KS and is made up of approximately 600-800 homes. It is located between Kellogg Ave. and Lincoln St. and between the Arkansas River and Washington St.

Help Create a Thriving SoCe Neighborhood


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.

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

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

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

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