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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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