Hellooo Friend :D
many of my community members tend to associate with groups similar to themselves
In this part, you need to go for details. As your reader, I feel this part too vague.
I would create community service events within my neighborhood.
I think you can give different view on showing what the events are
making an impact in someone's life by helping them.
If you see the question, this is an important issue that you mention briefly, WHY ?Remember that your purpose is to explain.
Hope this helps :D