SoutheastConnected to the Cultural Trail, sporting the city’s only cycle track, and home to duckpin bowling and an eclectic mix of restaurants and music venues, Southeast Indianapolis is one of the city’s oldest areas, consisting of a diverse set of neighborhoods: BatesHendricks, Fletcher Place, Fountain Square, Fountain Square Alliance, SECO, Irish Hill, Holy Rosary, North Square, Norwood Place, and Garfield Neighbors.

Southeast Neighborhood Development is the convening agency for this area, working in close collaboration with Southeast Community Services and many other neighborhood organizations like Fountain Square Merchants Association, SENSE Charter School, and others.

As part of the quality-of-life planning spearheaded by LISC, Southeast Indianapolis created a successful Neighborhood Congress model that functions as an information clearing house and a place where neighborhood development initiatives are discussed, vetted, supported, and celebrated. In 2012, one hundred and fifty-three stakeholders attended at least one Congress. Moreover, LISC has contributed to various investments in the Southeast Indianapolis communinty, including:

  • The SENSE Charter School, which continues to expand and improve its educational offerings for neighborhood residents
  • Southeast Community Services, which offers life-changing career and financial coaching through its Center for Working Families
  • The Cultural Trail, which was recently completed, along with the Fountain Square plaza

Dollars invested/leveraged
Total Quality-of-Life Investment: $83.3 million
Total LISC Investment: $2.3 million
Total Leverage: $81 million
Total Centers for Working Families Clients Served: 1,600
Total Square Fee Improved: 278,000
Community facilities/commercial space with direct LISC support.

To download the original  Southeast Quality of Life Plan, click here.

Because Quality of Life Plans are updated regularly, visit here to view the most recent version.