Neighbors United South Bend Summit Info

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Join NRC for the 1st Annual Neighbors United South Bend Neighborhood Summit on October 19th at IU South Bend!  The Summit is event planned by neighbors for neighbors.  Our partners include the City … [Read more...]

NRC 2018 Update

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At our Open House on June 27, 2018, NRC made a brief presentation on what we’ve done recently, and what we have planned for the remainder of 2018 into 2019. As 2018 draws to a close, what better … [Read more...]

New Year’s Resolution: A Healthier Neighborhood Association?

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Update (August 2018): The Health Check tool has been revised with feedback from several neighborhood leaders, and we've posted a new version here. If your association would like to use this new … [Read more...]

Your Giving Tuesday gift to NRC can be tripled!

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NRC is the only nonprofit organization in South Bend dedicated to improving the quality of life in South Bend neighborhoods by helping neighbors build better neighborhoods from the inside. On … [Read more...]

NRC hosts Trivia Around the Bend Friday, Nov. 16

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An evening of fun and fun facts about South Bend and other topics! Join Neighborhood Resources Connection  and fellow neighbors for a fun evening of friendly competition and connection building … [Read more...]

Free Workshop Nov. 15: the Alphabet Soup of Community Development

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The Neighborhood Resources Connection's 2018 Neighborhood Leadership Academy Workshop series continues with a workshop on The Alphabet Soup of Community Development. The free workshop will be … [Read more...]

North Shore Triangle neighbors turn Idea Board thoughts into Focus Areas

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At their association's Annual Potluck on September 23, North Shore Triangle neighbors shared their ideas for a better neighborhood on NRC's new "Idea Board," a giant, portable outdoor whiteboard that … [Read more...]

Grow your Association using Neighborhood Surveys

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In Spring of 2018, participants in NRC's Advanced Neighborhood Leadership Academy heard how the best recruiting methods for your Association aren't just advertising your meetings, but asking … [Read more...]

Free workshop on “Good Neighbor Law” – Thursday, Oct. 18.

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The Neighborhood Resources Connection's 2018 Neighborhood Leadership Academy Workshop series continues with a workshop on Good Neighbor Law. The free workshop will be held on Thursday, October 18 … [Read more...]

Free Workshop on TIFs, CDCs, and CDBGs Thurs., Sept. 20

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The Neighborhood Resources Connection's 2018 Neighborhood Leadership Academy Workshop series continues with a workshop on The Alphabet Soup of Community Development: TIFs, CDCs, and CDBGs. The free … [Read more...]

Are neighborhood association meetings public forums? Yes and no.

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Tuesday, Aug. 21, 1:20 p.m.: NRC just spoke to Conrad Damian, the President of the SOAR neighborhood association, and asked what SOAR's policy is on attendance/participation by non-members at what … [Read more...]

Neighborhood Resources Connection awards technical assistance grant to Near West Side, Kennedy Park neighborhood associations

Members of the Near West Side and Kennedy Park neighborhood associations also cross-promoted their organizations at the Treasure Hunt North event in July.

Organizations will co-host diversity and inclusion workshop Saturday, August 18 South Bend, Ind. -- Saturday morning, residents of two very different neighborhoods will come together to better … [Read more...]

NRC organizing downtown neighborhood association steering committee


NRC joined other downtown-area employers, educational institutions, and community resource providers Thursday at the Neighborhood Empowerment Fair. Why? To empower the downtown neighborhood, of … [Read more...]

NRC collaborates with City of South Bend on resident engagement

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NRC was honored to be the guest speaker at the inaugural meeting of the City of South Bend's Community Engagement Working Group. The CEWG is comprised of city employees whose mission is to … [Read more...]

City Budget Workshop Recap


Fun fact: did you know it costs the City of South Bend $100,000 to repave a single lane-mile of street? With over 2,200 lane-miles of streets in the City, it would cost over $220 million to repave … [Read more...]

Free workshop on County Tax, Certificate sales Thursday, Aug. 16

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The Neighborhood Resources Connection's 2018 Neighborhood Leadership Academy Workshop series continues with a workshop on the St Joseph County Tax Sale and Certificate Sale. The free workshop will … [Read more...]

City Budget Process kicks off NLA Workshop Series

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The Neighborhood Resources Connection announces its 2018 Neighborhood Leadership Academy Workshops. The series of four free workshops will help neighborhood leaders, community organizers, or any … [Read more...]

NRC provides 2018 update, outlook at Open House (with video)

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At our Open House on June 27, 2018, NRC made a brief presentation looking back on what we’ve done over the past 18 months, and what we have planned for the remainder of 2018 into 2019. Couldn't … [Read more...]

NRC to debut Block Party Toolkit at Best. Week. Ever.

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NRC has a new program in the works! Our Block Party Toolkit is a collection of everything a recognized neighborhood organization needs to host a fun, outdoor (or indoor) neighborhood event. The … [Read more...]

Kennedy Park hydrant painting rescheduled for May 17

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The Kennedy Park Neighborhood Association's Fire Hydrant Paining Day has been rescheduled to its rain date of Thursday, May 17, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon. Meet at Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture … [Read more...]

Tapas & Tango – Saturday, April 28

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Neighborhood Resources Connection invites you to a unique evening of dining and dancing to support South Bend neighborhoods. Tapas & Tango Saturday, April 28, 2018  •  6-10 p.m. The Hall … [Read more...]

Youth Presentations – Engaging Youth, Engaging Neighborhoods 2018

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Over the past several weeks, local youth have gotten creative about changing South Bend for the better. Join us as participants in Neighborhood Resources Connection's 2018 Engaging Youth, Engaging … [Read more...]

Tango Mango Wheat is tops

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Specially brewed for NRC by South Bend Brew Werks, we're happy to report that Tango Mango Wheat has been the best-selling #Beer4Good beer of the month to date. Even the Michiana Beer Reviewers gave it … [Read more...]

Kennedy Park is on the move

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The Kennedy Park Neighborhood Association recently affirmed new officers and bylaws and is working to increase membership and activity in the neighborhood. The organization is also developing a … [Read more...]

NRC Welcomes KeyBank as 2018 Tapas & Tango Partner

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Thanks to KeyBank for supporting Tapas and Tango! NRC is pleased to announce that KeyBank is a Good Neighbor partner of Tapas & Tango 2018. Coming up on April 28, Tapas & Tango will be … [Read more...]

NRC Welcomes Notre Dame Federal Credit Union as 2018 Tapas & Tango Partner

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Thanks to Notre Dame Federal Credit Union for supporting Tapas and Tango! NRC is pleased to announce that Notre Dame Federal Credit Union is a Good Neighbor partner of Tapas & Tango … [Read more...]

South Bend Housing Market Public Study Meetings – March 21 & 22

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Zimmerman/Volk & Associates will share their findings regarding South Bend’s market potential for residential housing development. There are two opportunities for the public to engage where … [Read more...]

Community Partner Happy Hour Wed. March 14, 5:00 p.m.

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Friends of NRC, let's get together! It's the first South Bend Brew Werks Community Partner Happy Hour of 2018. Come on downtown, grab a #Beer4Good, and meet folks representing each of the Community … [Read more...]

New Leadership for Near West Side Neighborhood Organization

The officers of the Near West Side Neighborhood Organization (L to R): Secretary Amanda Ward, Treasurer Karl Edmonson, President Martin Mechtenberg, and Vice President Tammy Bell.

South Bend, Ind., February 28, 2018.  Members of the Near West Side Neighborhood Organization elected new leadership Tuesday night. Thirty-eight residents from the neighborhood also known as West … [Read more...]

Neighborhood Resources Connection names Scott Palmer as Director of Programs and Marketing

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Palmer brings instructional design, communications, legal experience to South Bend neighborhoods South Bend, Ind., March 1, 2018.  The Neighborhood Resources Connection (NRC) today … [Read more...]