Getting Involved

Here are a few ways you can get involved in the neighborhood.

Help deliver The Porch Light Newsletter.

The Porch Light is a quarterly publication of the Tuscaloosa-Lakewood Neighborhood Association. The publication is delivered to over 500 homes in the TLNA by neighborhood volunteers.

If you would like to volunteer to help deliver The Porch Light, please contact us at

Join the InterNeighborhood Council listserv.

The INC listserv is one way to stay informed about Durham city government. Subscribe here.

Become a part of Southwest Central Durham Quality of Life Project

The Quality of Life Project brokers relationships and resources for the six neighborhoods of Southwest Central Durham. QOL promotes, advocates for, and provides training and technical support to residents, neighborhood organizations, and businesses to create strong, stable, and safe neighborhoods. See here for more information.

Help beautify our neighborhood.

  • Adopt a stream

  • Help plant trees around the neighborhood

  • Help out on our neighborhood clean-up day

  • Help conserve two cemeteries in our neighborhood

Contact us at if you are interested.

Attend TLNA Board meetings.

The TLNA Board meets on the first Thursday of most months. Until COVID is gone, the meetings will be held via Zoom. Watch the listserv for meeting details. Meetings are open to all association members and residents.

Attend Partners Against Crime District 3 meetings.

Meet with police officers, Durham city and county government officials, and neighbors from District 3 to discuss community crime and neighborhood quality of life issues. PAC-3 is a community-based volunteer organization.

PAC-3 meets monthly on the second Saturday at 10 a.m., at the Community & Family Life Rec. Center at Lyon Park. 1313 Halley Street. For more information, contact the District 3 Substation.

Serve on the TLNA Board.

TLNA elects a new Board each fall at its Annual Meeting. To serve on the Board, you must pay your annual dues and be committed to serving and improving our neighborhood. If interested, contact

Submit your own ideas!

Is there a project you would like to spearhead in the neighborhood? Let us know and we will help you get started! Perhaps you don't have time? Let us know anyway, and we will help find volunteers to adopt your project. Contact us at