As a proof of concept, I am working with the Neighborhood Design Center (NDC) to realize this vision for the neighborhood of Cherry Hill. As a grassroots effort, led by the Cherry Hill Community Development Corporation, NDC's team of volunteer design professionals is developing a vision plan to help the community build upon its strengths toward a sustainable future. The initiative is being conducted in partnership with the mayor's INSPIRE program. Led by the city's Department of Planning, INSPIRE works to coordinate city agencies and resources with the 21st Century School Building Program within a quarter mile radius of each school project. While the coordinated implementation of public resources is a significant component, it is not enough. Rather, I would argue that the formation of partnerships across sectors is essential for truly comprehensive and sustainable change. As such, the NDC team will not only identify opportunities for improved services, amenities, and development, but we will also work toward an implementation strategy that aligns institutional, foundation, and business partnerships in order to strengthen the physical, social and economic conditions of the neighborhood.