Neighborhood Opportunity Initiative
Economic Impact: Polis Institute’s phase one of work in Parramore had a 1.9x rate of economic return.
Community: +$25K new direct community investments into Parramore in Polis Institute’s first year of community work.
- City of Orlando
- Central Florida Regional Housing Trust
- University of Central Florida
- Valencia Community College
- Asset Mapping
- Propel Leadership
About: There are several collaborations between the city, county, nonprofit, educational, and community member voices that have been an important part of shaping future-oriented community building in the Parramore in recent years. In the summer of 2019, the University of Central Florida provided support to Polis Institute to create a dynamic data set that could be used by stakeholders across the collaboratives and which could support community members in identifying trends and information sets about their community. In early 2020 the Central Florida Regional Housing Trust provided Polis Institute with support to begin work on additional asset mapping and engagement building. The work of Polis Institute within the Parramore is designed to complement and amplify the many important initiatives and the ongoing dynamic work of stakeholders throughout the community.
Economic Impact There was a 2.16x rate of return for every dollar spent on Polis Institute’s work in Eatonville.
Community: $25K directly invested by new sources into Eatonville as a result of Polis’s collaborative work.
East Winter Garden
Economic Impact: Polis Institute had a 1.9x rate of return for every dollar spent on our East Winter Garden work.
Community: +$75K directly invested into East Winter Garden related to Polis’s community work.
Economic Impact: Every dollar spent on Polis Institute’s work in West Lakes had a 1.7x rate of economic return.
Community: $9.125 Million new investments into West Lakes as a result of Polis Institute’s work.