Happy Thanksgiving! Kelly Park updates, NRC's Engaging Youth apps, Giving Tuesday, NRC Roundtable and more news!

Click here to link to our website to donate, and on the interactive map
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. 


NRC Program Notes

At NRC, we're grateful for so many things about life in South Bend and our neighborhoods, but we offer a special thank-you to our financial supporters who make vital programs possible. If you'd like to share in NRC's mission and are thinking of participating in #GivingTuesday, please consider NRC! Your donations help support a $12,500 matching grant that makes our South Bend Quarterly Roundtables, Neighborhood Leadership Academy and other programs possible. It's easy to donate at this link.

NRC Community Partner Corner

A hallmark of South Bend neighborhoods is their investment in people and especially youth. The NRC Engaging Youth, Engaging Neighborhoods program is available again in 2017, and we're starting to take 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, with an online option too!

NRC Neighborhood Toolbox Tip

The NRC hosts and coordinates the Neighborhood Leadership Roundtable program, which brings together leaders from across the city's neighborhood associations. The guest speakers and discussions are geared toward meeting challenges in South Bend neighborhood life, and the roundtables create a setting where neighbors connect with each other to share ideas and successes.

The next NRC Roundtable is planned for November 30. If you're a leader in an existing organization or planning to form one, we'd love to talk with you about participating! If you've received your invitation and not yet sent an RSVP to Diana, please call 574.287.0425 or email

South Bend Neighborhood Spotlight

Beth Krege Sanford of the Northeast Neighborhood Council sent some recent updates on the Kelly Park Renovation Project launched in 2013. What began as an NRC-supported vision of young students exploring their community and deciding they wanted to fix up the neighborhood park, flourished into a full renovation whose success owes a great deal to Beth! The latest news is that new park benches are installed, and join the basketball courts, playground equipment and other improvements. Next time you're on Howard Street at St. Peter, be sure to take a look!

Sustainability in SB Neighborhoods

Coastal Community Resilience Index’s success inspires development of additional tools

Congratulations South Bend! The city has been chosen as one of 10 locations nationally to participate in the Leadership in Community Resilience Program. For the next 18 months, the program, funded by Wells Fargo Foundation, will help the National League of Cities and the selected communities to explore and understand climate change impacts at the local level.

We look forward to the next steps we take today, so that our neighborhoods are made stronger and the risk to future generations is reduced.

Upcoming Council, Committee Meetings
The next South Bend Common Council meeting is scheduled for November 28, with St. Joseph County Council set for December 6. To see the city schedules, committee meeting notices or the full Common Council agenda, see this link. If you want to see all of the city districts or know who your own Common Council representative is, see the map tool. 

Happy Thanksgiving!
Small Business Saturday

South Bend Final Yard Waste Schedule

and more 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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