NRC's Block Party Toolkit now available / NRC Open House June 27 / EYEN photos on display / Monroe Park cleanup Saturday / and more

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Neighborhood Resources Connection
115 N. William St.
South Bend IN 46601

Ron Silverman
NRC Board President

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Executive Director
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NRC to host Open House at new location Wednesday, June 27

NRC is on the move! We’ve recently relocated from Michigan St. in South Bend to our new location a few blocks away in the Prairie Building at 115 N. William Street. We’re excited about our new location, which includes a Resource Room -- a training/meeting space for small groups. 

Neighborhood organization members, city officials, and all friends of NRC are invited to visit us anytime from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27 for light refreshments and a tour. At 5:45, we’ll offer a short presentation on what NRC has been up to over the past year and what we envision for 2018-19. Free (though RSVPs are appreciated at EventBrite).

NRC’s Block Party Toolkit now available

Free to borrow, the Block Party Toolkit is a collection of items to help recognized South Bend neighborhood organizations host a fun neighborhood-organizing event. 

The Toolkit includes: a pop-up canopy; customizable yard signs; portable tables; a raffle drum; yard games including cornhole, giant Jenga and Yardzee; a PA system and portable generator (optional); and even a wagon to haul it all. Available free (with refundable deposit) to any officer of a recognized South Bend neighborhood organization, or a South Bend resident seeking to start one. More information.
EYEN photos now on display in County/City Building
Photographs taken by youth participants in NRC’s Engaging Youth, Engaging Neighborhoods (EYEN) program are currently on exhibit in the South Bend City Clerk/Common Council offices on the 4th floor of the County/City Building. 

EYEN empowers South Bend youth ages eleven to seventeen to tell the stories of their communities through art, poetry, and other creative expressions. Participants were provided a camera and asked to tell the story of their South Bend community by photographing its Assets, Challenges, and Possibilities.

Photos will be on display for a limited time. The exhibit is open and available for viewing during regular business hours. 
Monroe Park Cleanup Saturday, June 9
Monroe Park neighbors, come on out Saturday morning! If making your neighborhood look better and meeting some neighbors isn't incentive enough, we understand there may be more "edible" incentives also. (We mean lunch - and bringing a dish to share is also encouraged). 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at That Church Downtown, 540 Carroll. More information on the Facebook event
Northshore Triangle meeting Tuesday, June 12
Residents of the Northshore Triangle are invited to a neighborhood meeting on Tuesday evening, June 12. Agenda items will include a roundtable discussion regarding flood recovery. The meeting is open to Northshore Triangle residents. For location, time, or membership information, please contact President Barb Sutton. Contact information is located on the association’s NRC webpage.
Kennedy Park water playground is now open
Kennedy Park neighbors, the water playground in your neighborhood is now open for the season. Admission $4-5 (ages 2-under free). Open Monday-Saturday 11-5. Or visit on Sundays, 12-5 for just $2.00. More information at
City funds available for residential sidewalk repairs

When NRC works with neighborhood organizers to address issues in their neighborhoods, the condition of sidewalks are often at the top of the list. So we’re happy to remind residents that the City of South Bend offers funds to assist residential property owners in making needed repairs to curbs and sidewalks abutting their properties. For more information or to apply, visit the city’s website

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The Neighborhood Resources Connection in South Bend is an affiliate member of Neighborhoods USA. NRC programs are free to South Bend residents and are funded in part with the assistance of the City of South Bend Community Development Program with funds made available by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1977.




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