The Family and Community Services Division develops and maintains a coordinated human services system built on strong community partnerships to increase and sustain our local referral systems and processes to ensure residents successfully connect to needed services.
Street level outreach, citizen engagement and community partnership building activities are provided to inform and engage citizens of Savannah.
Citizens play a key role in the well-being of our communities. To ensure the desired quality of life is achieved, we have to actively participate. Citizens can participate through voting for leaders in the neighborhood, serving as leaders in their neighborhood association, as well as participating in neighborhood improvement projects and social events.
The Neighborhood Leadership Workshops are designed to provide our neighborhood presidents and their executive team with the tools needed to impact their community.
Neighborhood Leadership Workshops are open to the public but are targeted to neighborhood leaders to re-establish and preserve vibrant, livable, sustainable neighborhoods where Savannahians live with pride.
Human Services Youth Leadership Programs
Savannah Youth Ambassadors
Savannah Youth Ambassadors participate in leadership development sessions and hands-on activities that encourage personal, social, and civic development. Guest facilitators will present on topics such as social media, life after high school, the history of Savannah and its neighborhoods, and much more. Participants will explore various local businesses as well as civic, academic, and cultural institutions. The program culminates with participants designing, coordinating, and implementing a collaborative, make a difference community impact project. Learn more about the Savannah Youth Ambassadors.
Savannah Youth Council
It is the mission of the Savannah Youth Council (SYC) to provide local youth with the experience of working with city government while obtaining a sense of civic responsibility as well as the opportunity to develop and demonstrate leadership skills. Composed of a diverse group of 8th grade students, the Savannah Youth Council is a result of the Mayor and Aldermen’s vision to provide a support system which will encourage young people to expand, develop, and grow toward a successful and productive future. The Youth Council provides members with leadership opportunities and knowledge of local government. Savannah Youth Council has been in existence since 2004. Learn more about the Savannah Youth Council