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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

July 8: Neighborhood Leadership Academy city budget workshop

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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...]

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...]