Hello neighbor!

DCNA is an organization that welcomes and helps connect neighbors in open, kind, and meaningful ways. It advocates to the city government on behalf of Deering Center neighborhood for services that are important to our community and brings people with shared interests together to address needs and explore common goals. Our aim is to foster relationships and to hold space for rich experiences on this little piece of the city we share and call home.

If you have news, events or activities you’d like us to share, please email deeringcenter@gmail.com or message us at our Facebook Page.

Click here to donate and become a member. We do a lot on a shoestring budget with no staff, so all donations we receive go entirely to neighborhood events and programming. Please consider supporting with us as much as you can.

Memberships to DCNA helps to do the following:

  • Ensure that Porchfest continue into the future and remains free

  • Organize Holiday Caroling

  • Steward Brentwood Community Garden

  • Design and advocate for a multi-value management approach to Ludlow Pond

  • Plan, advocate for, and invest in improved walking and bike paths

  • Hold the Winter Solstice gathering

  • Support neighborhood businesses, schools and organizations

  • Hold the Holiday Tree Lighting

  • Organize neighborhood clean ups

  • Have Halloween window decorating

  • Organize Harvest Fest

  • Support the Memorial Day Procession and Commemoration

  • Regularly share neighborhood news through our Facebook site and soon to be improved website and internet newsletter

  • Create “Deering Central Park” with community members

  • Communicate with city government and our elected officials to address neighborhood concerns and take advantage of opportunities to collaborate

  • Work with other neighborhood groups to make our voices heard on issues of shared priority

  • Act as a convener of neighborhood interest groups such as gardeners, solar power enthusiasts, and cross-country ski