Building and Strengthening Neighborhoods and People

Neighborhood Institute Workshop Spotlight – Social Networking with Your Neighbors

nextdoorJoin Nextdoor Baltimore Organizer Robert Yochem to learn how to use social media to develop stronger relationships with your neighbors. In addition, join a discussion on how to best create, implement, and enforce neighborhood guidelines around appropriate social media behavior.

Tell us about your background and why you chose to lead this particular workshop?

I am a longtime community activist and grassroots organizer.  I have lived in Baltimore for over 20 years and love it here.  I joined the Nextdoor Field Operations last year and saw the great potential of it to bring together Baltimore city and maintain the level of civic involvement that I was part of while working for the President Obama’s team here and around the country.

What do you hope participants will gain from attending your workshop? What actions will they be more prepared to take?

Each person will have an understanding of Nextdoor and the tools that it provides to empower them to get immediately involved in their own neighborhoods and communities.

Why do you love most about living in Baltimore?

Social atmosphere, the outdoors, the people, the proximity to other great cities and the food!

Tickets to the 7th Neighborhood Institute are sold out. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please email Emma Simpson at with the subject line “Neighborhood Institute Waiting List”