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 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

Kennedy Park hydrant rescheduled

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.

Community Partner Happy Hour March 2018

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 new 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

Scott Palmer, Director of Programs and Marketing

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...]

Homeowner’s Association vs. Neighborhood Association – what’s the difference?


If you’ve ever confused the two, you’re not alone. In the mid-1990s, a group of neighbors in The Reservation neighborhood of Richardson, Texas came together as volunteers to keep their … [Read more...]

Next Mayor’s Night Out Thursday, February 22

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From the Mayor's Office: The next Mayor’s Night Out, featuring Mayor Pete Buttigieg and other city officials, will be held on Thursday, February 22 at 5:30 p.m. at Dickinson Intermediate Fine Arts … [Read more...]

Calling all creative, neighborhood-leading students of South Bend

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Students: get creative about changing your neighborhood for the better! Through art, photography, and other forms of expression, this free program encourages youth to reflect on experiences, make … [Read more...]

NRC Board of Directors announces 2018 officers

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NRC's Board of Directors is excited about what the new year will hold in store under the leadership of its 2018 officers. President - Ron Silverman President Ron Silverman is the owner of … [Read more...]

New Year’s Resolution: A Healthier Neighborhood Association?

NRC seeks neighborhood leaders to evaluate new Neighborhood Association Health Check tool What better time than the New Year to ask: how “fit” is your neighborhood association? And if you were to … [Read more...]

Free legal help available to neighborhood organizations


Does your neighborhood organization, or another organization you know, need legal services? NRC has teamed up with the Volunteer Lawyer Network to make free legal assistance available to qualifying … [Read more...]

Neighborhood Leadership Academy Final Presentations and Graduation Reception

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When: Thursday, Dec. 14, 6:30-8:30 pmWhere: The History Museum, 201 Chapin St @ Thomas (Studebaker National Museum Auditorium)Free!We have some ideas for a better South Bend, and we want to share them … [Read more...]

Engaging Youth, Engaging Neighborhoods Information Session December 7th


Students: get creative about changing your neighborhood for the better! Through art, photography, and other forms of expression, this free program encourages youth to reflect on experiences, make … [Read more...]

Neighborhood Roundtable Roundup


Thanks to all of the South Bend neighborhood leaders who attended the final quarterly Neighborhood Roundtable of 2017 last Thursday at the downtown library. Our guest for the evening was Mayor Pete … [Read more...]

Trivia Around the Bend-November 2017


A huge thank you to everybody who participated in our event Trivia Around the Bend! Special thanks to: The participants and the winning team who donated back 60% of their prize money. The … [Read more...]

Last Session of the ABCD Three-Part Series!


On Wednesday, November 15th, join us for part 3 of our 3-part series on Asset Based Community Development (ABCD), a collaboration between the NRC and the IU South Bend American Democracy Project. The … [Read more...]

Join us for Trivia Around the Bend

Trivia Around the Bend 11-10-17

On November 10th, Neighborhood Resources connections is hosting Trivia Around the Bend to support South Bend neighborhoods! For just $10 a person you and (up to 8) your friends or other trivia … [Read more...]

The NRC/IUSB 3-part series on Asset Based Community Development


The NRC/IUSB 3-part series on Asset Based Community Development Neighborhood Resources Connection has teamed up with the American Democracy Project and Political Science Club of Indiana University … [Read more...]

Welcome Neighborhood Leadership Academy participants

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NRC and South Bend Heritage welcome the newest cohort of the Neighborhood Leadership Academy. The 2017 program kicked off last Thursday with a full house of South Bend neighborhood leaders learning … [Read more...]

SOAR Neighborhood Picnic


Earlier this month, the Southeast Organized Area Residents or SOAR, as they are better known, welcomed over 200 neighborhood residents and community members to its second annual neighborhood picnic at … [Read more...]

Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness

Natural disasters can happen quickly and without warning. It is crucial for you and your neighbors to be prepared in advance for these events. The first step for preparing your neighborhood is to get … [Read more...]

Small Scale Real Estate Development Workshop

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Develop Small Buildings You Care About The Small Scale Real Estate Development Workshop is a day-long session designed to introduce the principles and implementation mechanisms behind … [Read more...]