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who we are

Community Renewal of Pottawatomie County is a non-profit organization based in Shawnee, OK dedicated to helping neighbors restore their communities through intentional relationships. 

We are an independent replication of the pioneering work of Community Renewal International in Shreveport, LA.


what we do


We help Pottawatomie County combat the loneliness epidemic by fostering connection at the neighborhood level,

 through a network of neighbors as well as school campus programs.

why we're here


Research shows that building healthy, connected neighborhoods has long-term positive impact on issues like education and crime rates as well as physical health, and we want those outcomes for our county. 

get involved

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Community Renewal isn’t an office or a staff. It’s a movement of neighbors making change! Join your community in volunteering through the Neighbor to Neighbor Network.

what's new in the neighborhood


Steve Reese

block leader

& local realtor

Learning & sharing with this growing [hub] of volunteers makes me feel more invested in my neighborhood, and in turn, my whole community. 


Dr. April Grace


shawnee public schools

[This work] is transforming the culture. The impact is a lasting one that will live beyond the time that our students walk our hallways or attend our classes.


George Wright

we care. team &

board member

I'm personally a part of it because I think it's working, and I want to be a part of the solutions to my community.

what neighbors are saying about community renewal

Connection is hard, but you're not alone

Knowing your neighbors decreases major crime and increases feelings of safety and hope, but getting to know them isn't always easy! Check out these resources to help you make the meaningful neighborhood connections. 

contact us 

(405) 273-1035

Office open:

Mon - Thurs       9 am - 5 pm

find us

1000 N. Kickapoo    Shawnee, OK 74801