Burns Hill

Background
In April 2006, the R.C. Baldwin Neighborhood Association was organized because 6 dedicated residents became fed up with the quality of life in their community. They got together to share their ideas, thoughts and feelings. They have since worked tirelessly together to make their neighborhood a better place to live, and in June 2006 the name was changed to Burns Hill Neighborhood Association at the urging of some members, giving the Association more of a neighborhood feel rather than being limited to just one street.
Mission
The mission of the Burns Hill Neighborhood Association is to create a “new thinking” by which its residents will achieve greater self-sufficiency, enhancing the livability of the neighborhood by incorporating, creating and expanding our focus on educational, spiritual and economic development. Establishing and maintaining an open line of communication and liaison among our neighborhood, government agencies and other neighborhoods is critical, providing a process by which all members of the neighborhood may involve themselves in neighborhood affairs.
Themes & Motivation
The Burns Hill Neighborhood Association anthem is “ A Change Is Going To Come.” Its motto is “The worst thing we can do is stand by and do nothing," and its theme song is “Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now."

Location & Boundaries

Burns Hill Neighborhood Association is bounded by College Drive on the west, Kivett Drive on the north, Brentwood Street on the east and Green Drive on the south.

Meetings
The association meets the 2nd Monday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Morehead Recreation Center at 101 Price Street.

Places & Amenities
Included in the association's geographical area are:
  • 2 basketball courts
  • 23 churches
  • A host of good neighbors
  • Daycare
  • Greenhill Memorial Gardens
  • The Rosetta C. Baldwin African-American Museum
Community Involvement
  • Back to School Giveaway
  • Commitment to Community Awards Dinner
  • Midnight Basketball
  • Monthly Meeting
  • National Night Out
  • Newsletter
  • Spring/Fall Neighborhood Cleanup
  • Veterans Day Celebration
Committees
  • Beautification
  • Bereavement/Birthday/Sick
  • Finance
  • Publicity
  • Public Safety
  • Social/Program
  • Youth