Community Development in Moline, IL

Gift of Caring Ministryis working the Florecienteneighborhood of Moline, IL with funding from the John Deere Foundation. Floreciente was chosen for this program because of its proximity to two John Deere facilities. Gift of Caring Ministryis engaging residents of Floreciente to reinvigorate the historic neighborhood and improve the quality of life of its residents using the same participatory approaches to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that have been successful in John Deere-funded programs already underway in Brazil and India

The specific objectives of the Flourishing Communities program in Moline are to:

  • Empower residents to implement neighborhood revitalization projects and attract social services.
  • Facilitate economic development opportunities for small businesses and households in Floreciente by connecting them with the broader Quad Cities economy.
  • Create an engaged, supportive and collaborative network of stakeholders that leverage their collective efforts to deliver programs and services to the people of Floreciente.