NRC in the news

Recent local news coverage of NRC:

‘Good neighbor’ workshop teaches neighborhood clean-up do’s and don’t's (ABC57, October 18, 2018). At NRC’s Neighborhood Leadership Academy Workshop, residents heard how they can legally care for vacant and abandoned properties they don’t own.

Survey: Only 26 percent of residents know their councilperson, council asks for input (ABC57, August 6, 2018). NRC was asked for our thoughts on the importance of civic participation following a recent Common Council survey.

South Bend neighborhood associations pushed for community-focused 2019 budget (ABC57, August 2, 2018) – not about NRC, but about how neighborhood associations like FNWNA can have a voice in city government.

Local students present city photo project to elected officials (ABC57, July 16, 2018) – ABC57′s story on a photography exhibit and reception hosted by the City Clerk and Common Council for students in NRC’s Engaging Youth, Engaging Neighborhoods Program.

Notre Dame students help give community youth a voice (WNDU, January 24, 2018) – WNDU’s coverage of the first night of Engaging Youth, Engaging Neighborhoods

Engaging Youth taking applications (South Bend Tribune, January 6, 2018).

Former South Bend Pastor Focuses on assets rather than deficits (South Bend Tribune, November 13, 2017). Mike Mather’s lecture about Asset Based Community Development at the three-part ABCD workshop hosted by Neighborhood Leadership Academy and IUSB’s American Democracy Project.

Shakespeare in the Streets celebrates community growth in Fremont Park (WNDU, July 26, 2017). More about the positive events happening on the Far Northwest side and the leadership of Neighborhood Leadership Academy graduate Kim Clowers.

South Bend Leadership Academy is empowering people to create change (, June 18, 2017). Thanks to Julia Palazzo and ABC57 for their coverage of the upcoming Neighborhood Leadership Academy.

Best News Ever: Youth to perform ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in Fremont Park (June 1, 2017). Thanks to the South Bend Tribune for writing about the Fremont Youth Foundation and co-founder Kim Clowers, a Neighborhood Leadership Academy graduate. Read more about the Shakespeare in the Streets program here and here.

Kids use photography to voice neighborhood concerns. (ABC57, May 27, 2016)

South Bend Tribune features the Gnome Your Neighborhood contest and NRC 2015 Raffle.


Neighborhood Resources Connection is excited about the Spring Forward initiative. Check out the Fox28 News coverage here plus the South Bend Tribune, WNDU and Experience Michiana on WNIT!


Ignite Michiana

If you missed the Ignite Michiana event on November 7, you missed hearing NRC Executive Director Diana Hess speak on our awesome South Bend neighborhoods and NRC’s relationships in the community. Check the link here for the Ignite story.



Notre Dame Observer explores ‘Engaging Youth, Engaging Neighborhoods’ project

NRC Executive Director Diana Hess speaks to Tribune about the CityVoice project

South Bend Tribune Photo/  Neighborhood Resources Connection joins South Bend neighbors like Deb Neumann to help with the launch of CityVoice, a project designed to help residents share their insights on selected vacant and abandoned South Bend properties.


NRC Executive Director Diana Hess talks neighborhood streetlights with ABC57


NRC Board President talks to Gordy on WNIT: Upcoming Martes Milonga event

ABC-57 talks with NRC’s Diana Hess at the Keller Park Neighborhood Association block party

Experience Michiana: NRC Executive Director Diana Hess promotes INSPIRE grant program

South Bend Tribune: NRC board member Blouin, students focus on Monroe Park neighbors

David Blouin and his students at IU South Bend have been doing some community-based research in the Monroe Park neighborhood.


South Bend neighborhood leaders attend NRC INSPIRE grant workshop on March 5.








WNDU-TV covers Neighborhood Resources Corp. INSPIRE program

NRC Executive Director Diana Hess talks to WNDU about the INSPIRE grant program and information NRC offers in the mandatory one-hour workshop for applicants.

South Bend Tribune: Hess elected to St. Joseph County Council

Diana Hess, NRC executive director, has been elected to St. Joseph County Council. Hess emphasized in her speech that living and working within South Bend neighborhoods, especially within the district, has made her dedicated to improving quality of life.

ABC-57: Female elected to fill St. Joseph County Council District E seat


The Armadillo, a nuisance property and crime prevention tool, is used in Peoria, Ill., to improve quality of life in neighborhoods.



WNDU-TV: The Armadillo Project

NRC Executive Director Diana Hess talks with Terry McFadden about the Armadillo Project. This Peoria, Ill., strategy for crime prevention and nuisance abatement came out of a Regional Neighborhood Networking Conference session.


South Bend Tribune: Engaging Youth, Engaging Neighborhoods

Tribune reporter May Lee Johnson explores the Engaging Youth, Engaging Neighborhoods youth photography program during a reception at the Colfax Cultural Center to honor Monroe Park neighborhood participants.


WNIT-TV: Tapas & Tango fundraiser

NRC Board President Naomi Penney and South Bend dance instructor David Seymour, left, talk about the Tapas & Tango fundraiser with WNIT’s Gordy Young.

NRC Board President Naomi Penney, along with dancer David Seymour, pay a visit to Gordy Young and the Experience Michiana show to promote NRC’s annual Tapas & Tango fundraiser and explain the NRC mission and vision.

WNDU-TV: Focus on South Bend Neighborhoods

As part of Terry McFadden’s Monday night series on South Bend neighborhoods, NRC Executive Director Diana Hess and Board President Naomi Penney talk about the NRC nonprofit’s mission and goals ahead of the Tapas & Tango fundraiser.