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Three Main Street America Staff members standing in front of a mural in Marion, Iowa.

Marion, Iowa © Tasha Sams

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We work in collaboration with thousands of local partners and grassroots leaders across the nation who share our commitment to advancing shared prosperity, creating resilient economies, and improving quality of life.

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Made up of small towns, mid-sized communities, and urban commercial districts, the thousands of organizations, individuals, volunteers, and local leaders that make up Main Street America™ represent the broad diversity that makes this country so unique.

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Looking for strategies and tools to support you in your work? Delve into the Main Street Resource Center and explore a wide range of resources including our extensive Knowledge Hub, professional development opportunities, field service offerings, advocacy support, and more!

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Your one-stop-shop for all the latest stories, news, events, and opportunities – including grants and funding programs – across Main Street.

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Kendall Whittier — Tulsa, Oklahoma © Kendall Whittier Main Street

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Join us in our work to advance shared prosperity, create strong economies, and improve quality of life in downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts.

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Three Main Street America Staff members standing in front of a mural in Marion, Iowa.

Marion, Iowa © Tasha Sams

About

We work in collaboration with thousands of local partners and grassroots leaders across the nation who share our commitment to advancing shared prosperity, creating resilient economies, and improving quality of life.

Overview Who We Are How We Work Partner Collaborations Our Supporters Our Team Job Opportunities Contact Us
Two community members in Emporia Kansas pose with a sign saying "I'm a Main Streeter"

Emporia, Kansas © Emporia Main Street

Our Network

Made up of small towns, mid-sized communities, and urban commercial districts, the thousands of organizations, individuals, volunteers, and local leaders that make up Main Street America™ represent the broad diversity that makes this country so unique.

Overview Coordinating Programs Main Street Communities Collective Impact Awards & Recognition Community Evaluation Framework Join the Movement
Dionne Baux and MSA partner working in Bronzeville, Chicago.

Chicago, Illinois © Main Street America

Resources

Looking for strategies and tools to support you in your work? Delve into the Main Street Resource Center and explore a wide range of resources including our extensive Knowledge Hub, professional development opportunities, field service offerings, advocacy support, and more!

Overview Knowledge Hub Field Services Government Relations Main Street Now Conference Main Street America Institute Small Business Support Allied Member Services The Point Members Area
People riding e-scooters in Waterloo, Iowa

Waterloo, Iowa © Main Street Waterloo

The Latest

Your one-stop-shop for all the latest stories, news, events, and opportunities – including grants and funding programs – across Main Street.

Overview News & Stories Events & Opportunities Subscribe
Woman and girl at a festival booth in Kendall Whittier, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Kendall Whittier — Tulsa, Oklahoma © Kendall Whittier Main Street

Get Involved

Join us in our work to advance shared prosperity, create strong economies, and improve quality of life in downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts.

Overview Join Us Renew Your Membership Donate Partner With Us Job Opportunities

April 6, 2020 | We Are Main Street: Celebrating Volunteers |
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Our Community Response Roundups have featured many incredible volunteer efforts since the pandemic began, including Downtown Kenosha's sidewalk chalk initiative & Chinatown Main Street's impressive literature drop.
(Photo credit: Downtown Kenosha [left] & Chinatown Main Street [center & right])

Our We Are Main Street campaign is a year-long celebration of the people who make Main Streets shine. No time is more in need of celebrating that shine than now through the gloom of this pandemic.

This month, join us in celebrating VOLUNTEERS! During these unprecedented times, people all over the country are working tirelessly to support Main Streets and downtowns. We at the National Main Street Center want to highlight these volunteers—the neighbors, Main Street staff, and others—who are spreading joy and support for our communities. Please be sure to join us in this month-long celebration to thank the community members who lend their time and expertise to your Main Street program, making revitalization efforts possible even in the face of this pandemic. 

As a part of the celebration, we are hosting a special opportunity for local programs: 

Main Street Kudos. Did someone in your community spend their weekend distributing COVID-19 informational flyer around town? How about designing beautiful chalk drawings in front of local businesses? Or provide childcare for small business workers while schools were closed? Give them a Main Street Kudos!

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be sharing your kudos on our national social media channels to give attention and gratitude to those individuals working hard to bring our communities joy and support our downtowns safely. 

SUBMIT A KUDOS HERE

Get Started Today

If you haven’t already, take a look at the We Are Main Street webpage for simple steps (and inspiration) on how to participate in the campaign. It includes: