Happy Holidays! NRC's Engaging Youth apps, Trivia Around the Bend, and more NRC news!

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for your own South Bend neighborhood.

Contact the NRC at: 
Neighborhood Resources Connection
217 S. Michigan St.
South Bend IN 46601

Nick Pittman, Neighborhood Leadership Academy graduate and
NRC Board President

Diana Hess, Executive Director

Thanks South Bend Tribune for focus on neighborhood challenges!
It's expanding NRC conversations with neighbors on quality of life.

Call me at 574.287.0425
to see how you can get involved.
Positive Community Impact with
Neighborhood Leadership Academy 
Consuella Hopkins, NLA
Lincolnway West Annual Cleanup
Engaged citizens build neighborhood identity
and improve quality of life


Community Homebuyers Corporation Homeownership Assistance Program
The Homeowner Assistance Program is the result of six local financial institutions joining with the City of South Bend to help people get a good home at an affordable price.  For those who qualify and meet some simple ongoing criteria, grant money is available as a forgivable loan equal to 20% of the purchase price based on household income.  See


LangLab 1302 High St. 


Happy Holidays from NRC!

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa - wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday season! We're grateful for the shared community of family, friends and colleagues, and look forward to a prosperous and engaging 2017 with all of our South Bend neighbors. Thank you for your generous NRC support!

The NRC office will be closed on December 23 and will reopen on December 27. We look forward to hearing from you then.

NRC Trivia Night

Think you know your South Bend history? Show it off on February 25 during Trivia Around the Bend and help support our work in South Bend neighborhoods! The event begins at 7 p.m. at The Hall at St. Peter's, 915 N. Ironwood Drive. Only $10 per person to participate. We encourage you to register a team table of up to 8 individuals but also welcome individuals and couples to register. It's easy to sign up online at Eventbrite, or by mail. See complete details on the NRC Facebook page.

If your business would like to sponsor a trivia round or table, or donate a gift card, please call the NRC office at 574.287.0425 or email Diana at for sponsor details. That’s the same contact for more information!

NRC Program Notes

The NRC Engaging Youth, Engaging Neighborhoods program is available again in 2017, and we're taking priority applications now! This 12-week program is free to South Bend residents in grades 6 through 12, and begins on January 18 at the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture in the Near Westside neighborhood. The NRC offers EYEN in partnership with University of Notre Dame faculty, and students focused on youth leadership training and community engagement. Learn more at the website, where you'll find the flyers and forms you need, contact Diana at 574.287.0425 or

NRC Community Partner Corner

Does your neighborhood association have a significant project, or a program you'd like to achieve? If you're ready to work with community-based research partners, the Ganey Seed Grant program may be worth looking at! The $7,000 mini-grants are offered through the University of Notre Dame Center for Social Concerns, and offer community organizations the opportunity to partner with students and faculty focused on meeting a community need and the research associated with it. The NRC has participated in the Ganey Seed Grant program in previous years and encourages your group to explore!

The deadline for applications is January 17. See the details at the center's website.

NRC Neighborhood Toolbox Tip

Curbed Chicago just did an article called "Five ways to help your neighborhood in the winter," and atop the list? Join a block club or neighborhood group! "Chicago is a city of neighborhoods," explains A.J. LaTrace. "Some neighbors organize and raise money to have the alley on their block plowed by an independent driver as the city does not send trucks through alleys after snowfalls. Neighborhood groups also regularly host holiday parties, gift drives, and other events to keep community members engaged during the dark, cold days of winter. If your street doesn’t have a block club, start one. It can be as simple as creating an email list or Facebook group and adding your neighbors to it."

Contact NRC and we're happy to help!

See calendar events linked here.
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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