Free workshop on city budget process Thursday, July 12
NRC announces its 2018 Neighborhood Leadership Academy Workshops. The series kicks off with a presentation on the City of South Bend’s budget process. In this interactive workshop, the city’s Department of Administration and Finance will explain what it takes to create the annual budget, describe how citizens may have a say, and hear residents’ ideas on how to improve neighborhoods with the help of the budget process.
Thursday, July 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Dickinson Room, SJC Public Library Main Branch
Learn more or RSVP
Thanks for a great Open House!
NRC hosted over 50 neighbors and community leaders at our Open House on June 27. Thanks to all who helped us break in our new space and hear our presentation on what NRC has been up to over the past 18 months, and where we plan to go. If you missed our presentation and would like to see the video, we've posted it on our website
Join NRC for a Community Partner Happy Hour Wednesday, July 11
Kennedy Park fundraising effort saves Community Center from tax sale
Congratulations to the Kennedy Park Neighborhood Association
for a remarkable fundraising effort. Thanks to support from local fundraising teams (Friends of the West Side, Community Forum for Economic Justice, and the team from the Lake), a contribution from the neighboring Near West Side Neighborhood Organization, and individual KPNA members, KPNA pulled together nearly $1,500. Read more on the campaign's GoFundMe page.
River Park "Lavish Lawns" Award returns
The River Park Neighborhood Association
has re-activated the Lavish Lawn Award for Summer 2018. They just presented the first award of the summer to Olga & Alan Perry at 742 South 27th. Thanks to Potawatomi Conservatories who has graciously provided prizes. Learn more about the Lavish Lawn Award (along with other business) at the next monthly RPNA meeting Thursday, July12 at 7 pm at the River Park Library.
Northshore Triangle events, leadership opportunities
At their recent meeting, members of the Northshore Triangle Neighborhood Association
got a variety of updates. The Association is planning some fun events, including a yard sale on July 21, a picnic on Sept. 23, and a Halloween Party on 10/27. There are also upcoming opportunities for Northshore Triangle neighbors to assume new leadership roles and determine the organization's next direction, so stay tuned about how you could be a part of it.
Citizen’s Police Academy applications due July 25
EYEN photos now on display in County/City Building
If you'd like a closer look at policing in South Bend, the Citizen’s Police Academy is your chance. Experience hands-on K9 and SWAT demonstrations, learn about crime scene operations and narcotics enforcement, and more. The free 9-week program runs from August 14 to October 9 and meets from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday nights. Apply by July 25. Apply here
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.
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