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

City of South Bend Mayor's Office

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

Ron Silverman

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...]

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

NLA 2017 group shot day 1

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

NLA 2017 group shot day 1

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

Small Scale

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...]

Roundtable Recap: Tuesday, August 29

Aaron Perri presented an overview of the proposed nearly $50 million 5-year plan for MYSB Parks & Trails, the biggest investment for the parks in the city’s history.

Thanks to several special guests and neighborhood leaders who attended August’s Neighborhood Roundtable, where South Bend neighborhood leaders meet quarterly to discuss issues and share ideas. Here … [Read more...]

South Bend making largest parks investment in city’s history

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On Wednesday, the City of South Bend unveiled My South Bend Parks & Trails, a holistic overhaul of the South Bend parks system. This plan is a combination of park, trail, and riverfront upgrades … [Read more...]

Application review is underway for Neighborhood Leadership Academy


See that photo? You call that coffee. We call it "application review juice." :) Thanks to everyone who applied for the Neighborhood Leadership Academy! Now comes the hard part for our … [Read more...]

Our People, Our Houses, Our Neighborhoods


100 Homes for 500 Families initiative seeks to “develop without displacement” Neighborhood Resources Connection was in attendance Wednesday evening as approximately 60 people filled the WUBS … [Read more...]

For Better or Verse: Neighborhood Leadership Academy Graduate Reclaims Park with Shakespeare

The Fremont Youth Foundation also advocated for the city’s investment of over $200,000 in a new splash pad for Fremont Park. Kim Clowers (left of center, in yellow) celebrates the splash pad’s grand opening on June 17, 2017.  Photo: @PeteButtigieg.

For South Bend’s Fremont Park neighborhood, 2014 was a year of tragedies. “There were several murders here, back to back to back,” says Kim Clowers, who has lived near the northwest … [Read more...]

Roundtable Recap: tips from South Bend Police

Roundtable June 2016 Feature

Thanks to South Bend police officers for their community policing insights at June's Neighborhood Roundtable, where South Bend neighborhood leaders meet quarterly to discuss issues and share ideas. A … [Read more...]

July 8: Neighborhood Leadership Academy city budget workshop

Code Workshop

Be sure to register now for a July 8 workshop offered through NRC's Neighborhood Leadership Academy! This session is focused on how South Bend's budget process works, and what it means for our … [Read more...]

New Engaging Youth, Engaging Neighborhoods video

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Watch the new Engaging Youth Engaging Neighborhoods video from our friends Owen, Autumn and Forest at University of Notre Dame! Click anywhere on the image to launch the video. … [Read more...]

Tickets on sale for Tapas & Tango 2017!


It's time for the April 29 fundraiser at the Hall at St. Peters, 915 N. Ironwood Drive, featuring Spanish Heart with Bryan Edington, and dancers Carolynn Hine-Edington and Vlad Sorokin. There's great … [Read more...]

2017 Neighborhood Leadership Academy Info

The Far Northwest Neighborhood Association shows off their 2016 achievements.

Do you want to become more involved in your South Bend neighborhood? Find out how, and learn how NRC programs like Neighborhood Leadership Academy can help provide you with tools to help you be … [Read more...]

NRC thanks The Pokagon Fund


Neighborhood Resources Connection is pleased to honor The Pokagon Fund for its funding support of the NRC mission. The grant funding is used to advance a new model of the Neighborhood Leadership … [Read more...]

Follow the NRC Gnome!


Are you keeping up with Jerome the Gnome and his travels around South Bend? With one week to go, there's still time to like the NRC Facebook page and guess where the gnome is making a neighborhood … [Read more...]

NRC Night at Granite City


                    Stop into Granite City Food & Brewery on August 18 and help support NRC! Just present this flyer … [Read more...]