Neighborhood Association Toolkit

At Neighborhood Resources Connection, it’s always about the South Bend neighborhoods. The NRC mission to support South Bend neighbors and their neighborhood associations begins at the beginning, as like-minded residents come together to start or strengthen a neighborhood through organization.

If you’ve never registered your association or you’re forming a new one, please consider registering. Registration ensures that your neighborhood leaders are invited to NRC’s citywide Quarterly Roundtable meetings, that your neighborhood association is eligible to participate in the Block Party Grant program and other member benefits.

The NRC Neighborhood Association Toolkit begins at the beginning, too. But it also offers plenty of other information on how to launch successful projects, manage group dynamics, work with elected officials, collaborate with other neighborhoods — all available to neighbors making South Bend a great place to live.

To begin, choose from the topics below. From there, you’ll find links to maps, articles, checklists, local Neighborhood Watch and other-agency information, and a range of other topics helpful to existing and growing associations.

Other Links

For an assortment of additional resources, see NRC’s Links page.

One-on-one or small group assistance

NRC is here to help. If you’d like one-on-one or small-group advising on how to get your neighborhood organized, please contact NRC at (574) 287-0425.