To find out how you can get involved in your South Bend neighborhood, take a look at these NRC programs.

Neighborhood Leadership Academy. Offered in partnership with South Bend Heritage Foundation, this free program develops strong neighborhood leaders. Learn more here.

Engaging Youth, Engaging Neighborhoods: A project that gives voice to neighborhood youth and allows the community to see the city through their eyes. Students from Monroe Park, the Northeast Neighborhood and the Near Northwest Neighborhood have participated in the photography and leadership programs. Learn more.

Youth Advisory Council: The purpose of the Engaging Youth, Engaging Neighborhoods (EYEN) Youth Council of South Bend to build strong youth civic leaders (grades 9-12) prepared to effectively organize, lead and catalyze change policy change in their communities. We believe our youth can inspire and promote impactful civic engagement across the city. Learn more.

Neighborhood Roundtables: A gathering of neighborhood leaders from around the city who meet to brainstorm solutions for common problems.

Leadership Coaching and Resource Support: NRC staff will help your association get started or assist your existing association with strategic planning, events, connections and more! In addition, we will help you with flyers, bylaws and other resources.

Other Programs have included:

Regional Neighborhood Networking Conference: A two-day conference each fall bringing together neighborhood and community leaders from a five-state region to learn best practices, share ideas and network.

Neighborhoods USA Conference: A three-day conference in May bringing together neighborhood and community leaders from around the country to learn best practices, share ideas and network.