Understanding Social Capital

August 20, 2015

Social capital – trust among residents, strong neighborhood leaders and trusting relationships with nonprofits, schools and city agencies– is extremely important to a thriving neighborhood. Almost as tangible as housing stock or tree cover, social capital is measurable and can make the difference between a healthy neighborhood and one that struggles with crime, poverty and long-term vacancy. Jonalyn Denlinger and Dion Cartwright, who coordinate BCF’s neighborhood investment programs, discuss the importance of social capital and how BCF invests in ways to build it in its two target neighborhoods: Greater Highlandtown and Reservoir Hill.


Kevin Griffin Moreno
Senior Program Officer
Dion Cartwright
Program Officer
Jonalyn Denlinger
Program Officer
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