The third step in the S.E.E.D framework is EXECUTE, or to implement the plans that the community has crafted. The community may choose to implement pilot projects to see its influence on neighborhoods before taking further steps to implement more permanent solutions. Working with the whole community is an important aspect of scaling-up the project.
In this particular phase, it is important for stakeholders and leaders to connect with a broader network of the community. Networking with the community will help neighborhoods establish a base of people who are willing to take on projects and sustain them by taking responsibility for different aspects of the project phases.
The following list includes organizations and institutions that neighborhoods could potentially partner with to help with project execution:
- Girl Scouts / Boy Scouts
- Community Action Teams (CAT) (or equivalent) – Price Hill Will is an organization that created CAT’s in order to sustain their local neighborhood projects. Community members form their own CAT’s and are in charge of meeting and implementing projects. Price Hill Will gives them the resources they need, and each CAT uses the resources to engage with the community and implement projects.
- Civic Garden Center
- Building Value
- The City of Cincinnati
- Urban Appalachian Council (Price Hill)
- Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District
- Cincinnati Health Department
- Parent Teacher Associations