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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
Small Business Saturday
South Bend Final Yard Waste Schedule
and more calendar events linked here.