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Near West Community Outreach Event

On June 8th, Source River West was able to participate in the IMPD SW District Community Day Collaboration. This year’s occasion was the 26th anniversary of the Indianapolis Police Department’s commitment to the Haughville neighborhood and the event was held in the Haughville Park. At the event participants enjoyed free food, a petting zoo, clowns, police department specialty vehicles, face painting, and plenty of fun for the whole family. Vendors, businesses, and organizations came prepared to hand out “freebies” and list of upcoming events to the members of the community as everyone enjoyed the fun of being together as a community. This … Continued

Source River West Hosts Successful Open House

In May, the Near West side of Indianapolis welcomed Source River West to the neighborhood. Source River West is an initiative started by the River West Great Place initiative, founded by IUPUI. Source’s mission is to be a hub for entrepreneurs interested in developing businesses in the area west of White River, particularly reviving the once thriving, Michigan Street. Source River West’s open house was on May 23rd, 2017 at the office, 2230 W Michigan Street.  The event was a major success and had a great turn out. It allowed for members of the community to network and become familiar … Continued

Twin Aire Keeps Momentum Rolling

Twin Aire Keeps Momentum Rolling Since the kick-off event earlier this Spring, the Twin Aire Livability, Opportunity, Vitality and Education committees have formed and are hosting initial meetings.  Dozens of volunteers have committed to this process and make up an excellent cross section of community neighbors, advocates, and professionals. Twin Aire has an amazing opportunity with an EDA Planning Grant, secured by Citizens Energy Group.  This will give the Great Place  wonderful planning resources. The current focus is to be ready for a Community Planning Workshop to take place in mid-July. In order to gather broad community input before the workshop, the … Continued

INHP Anchor Housing Program

INHP Anchor Housing Program Midtown, as the convenor of the Midtown Anchor Coalition (MAC), has teamed up with Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP) to provide funding for home buyers or current residents looking for renovations in a Midtown home. This program is open to the public as well as employees of Butler University, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and Crown Hill Heritage Foundation. Whether employees are already homeowners or want to purchase today or in the future, INHP’s comprehensive lending, mortgage, and credit advising and homebuying education services are designed to help clients become and remain long-term, successful homeowners. To learn more … Continued

Circle City Independence Day 4K

Circle City Independence Day 4K Come join us for the Circle City Independence 4K on July 4  through Brookside Park benefiting the Englewood Community Development Corporation. Participants will receive a race shirt, customized bib, chip timing with three recorded splits and overall and age group awards. You must be registered by or before June 27th to be guaranteed a race shirt. Learn more about the Circle City Independence Day 4K

Great Places 2020 Partner Profile: Indy Chamber

Partner Profile: Indy Chamber The Indy Chamber represents nearly 2,000 companies across the Indianapolis metropolitan region; the group recognizes that great places to live are also great places to invest and grow.  The Chamber leads a variety of efforts to expand economic opportunity for the residents of the Great Places 2020 neighborhoods. From offering Entrepreneur Services to campaigning for improved mass transit to supporting redevelopment and historic preservation programs, the Indy Chamber is working to give the people and employers of the Great Places the tools to build thriving business communities and stronger neighborhoods. Read more about how the Indy … Continued

Great Places 2020 Partner Focus: Indy Chamber

The Indy Chamber represents nearly 2,000 companies across the Indianapolis metropolitan region; the group recognizes that great places to live are also great places to invest and grow.  The Chamber leads a variety of efforts to expand economic opportunity for the residents of the Great Places 2020 neighborhoods. The Indy Chamber’s Entrepreneur Services team provides free, one-on-one business coaching to new and growing employers across the city.  In the River West neighborhood, a dedicated Chamber business coach provides expert advice, access to microlending and other services to local entrepreneurs who see the potential in this up-and-coming area across the White … Continued

CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS ANNOUNCES GREAT PLACES INVISION RESILIENCE FELLOWSHIPS

CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS ANNOUNCES GREAT PLACES INVISION RESILIENCE FELLOWSHIPS The fellowships are the result of a partnership between the Office of Sustainability, LISC, the McKinney Family Foundation and the Marion County Public Health Department INDIANAPOLIS – The Office of Sustainability announced today the creation of two Great Places INvision Resilience Fellowships. These fellowships were created as an outcome of “INvision Resiliency,” Indianapolis’ first-ever Climathon event. Similar to a ‘civic hack,’ Climathons are 24-hour problem-solving workshops intended to connect the climate challenges of the world’s cities with the people who have the passion and ability to solve them. This year, Climathons … Continued

Supporting Transit: Next Steps

In November, Marion County voters approved the transit referendum by almost 60%.  What is the next step? Contact your City County Council member to let them know you support transit, and attend upcoming Council meetings. Find your councilor’s information to contact them personally, or let Transit Drives Indy  send a letter to your councilor on your behalf. Here are the important Council dates: January 9 / 6:30PM – Full Council Meeting / Council Chambers January 11 / 5:30PM – Municipal Corporations / RM 260 January 19 / 5:30PM – Public Works Committee / RM 260 January 24 / 5:30PM – Rules … Continued

Two New Great Places Added

Great Places 2020 partners have selected two additional places to support four years of implementation. Twin Aire (intersection of English/Parker) 25th and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street Both will receive planning assistance to create a detailed redevelopment plan and funding for early implementation efforts in their target area. Click here to read the full press release. 

LISC Indy Hiring Two Positions

Economic Development Program Officer The Economic Development Program Officer will be responsible for leading LISC’s efforts to drive reinvestment in targeted urban commercial & industrial districts through day-to-day management of the Fostering Commercial Urban Strategies (FOCUS) program, supported by the creation of an Anchor Institution procurement program linked to businesses in the FOCUS districts. Click here to read the full job description. Great Places 2020 Program Officer LISC Indianapolis invites applications for a Program Officer who will work with neighborhood groups to help achieve community transformation. The Program Officer will have a leadership role in implementing the Great Places 2020 … Continued

Great Places 2020 Round 2 Finalists Announced

Congrats to Great Places 2020 neighborhood finalists: 25th/MLK Division/Oliver Shelby/Southern English/Parker A final decision will be made later this month – stay tuned for more information!

State Farm Neighborhood Assist- Be the Catalyst for Positive Change in your Community

Have you ever wanted to help your community with a problem but didn’t know where to start? Maybe it’s a run-down park or to help the impoverished in your community. Now, YOU have the power to fix it. State Farm Neighborhood Assist wants to help identify and address key issues faced by consumers throughout the United States. State Farm Neighborhood Assist, a crowd-sourced philanthropic initiative, lets communities determine where grant funding is awarded. The application is short and simple, and can be found by visiting www.neighborhoodassist.com. You, or someone you know, could be the catalyst for positive change to your … Continued