Stories and insights about increasing connection, safety, and resilience in neighborhoods

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My experience has shown me that our neighborhoods are strongest, and we are happiest when we are connected, in communication, and in service to each other.

Here on JosephPorcelli.com, I share stories and insights about inspiring and empowering neighbors and the organizations to work together to increase connection, safety, and resilience in neighborhoods.

For work, I am the Northeast Senior City Strategist at NextDoor.com. In my free time, I voluntarily lead outreach and organizing for Snowcrew.org.

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Winter storm Jonas preparedness checklist

The Capital Weather Gang is saying that the DC area could see between 16 and 30 inches of snow from winter storm Jonas starting around 3 pm today through Saturday Night. In fact, there is a winter storm warning for the DC area, which means life-threatening, severe winter conditions have begun or will begin within 24 hours. People [...]

9 Effective Engagement Tactics Utilized at the DC One City Summit

As an engagement strategist still recovering from chronic burnout as a result of my organizing efforts for the Boston Police Department and Neighbors for Neighbors (facilitating 250+ meetings a year for many years), I avoid spending entire Saturday afternoons at civic events like the plague. To my surprise, something extraordinary happened yesterday. I ended up staying at a civic event for [...]