South Bend's proposed parks plan; Landlord Registration begins; Community Partners Night caps off SBBW birthday weekend; Free workshops on ABCD coming soon, and more 

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

Nick Pittman, Neighborhood Leadership Academy graduate and 2016 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. 

August's Roundtable Recap

The proposed parks plan will have a significant impact on the community.

Aaron Perri, Executive Director of South Bend’s Venues, Parks and Arts, presented an overview of the proposed nearly $50 million 5-year plan for MYSB Parks & Trails, the biggest investment for the parks in the city’s history. Projects include catching up on deferred maintenance issues and many other underway. Read More 

Landlord Registration: Beginning September 1

September 1 marks the beginning of the South Bend landlord registration period. Everyone in the City of South Bend who rents properties they do not currently occupy must register their properties. Deadline for registration is September 30. More information on landlord registration

Community Partners Night caps off four-day SBBW birthday weekend

Learn more about NRC (and eat cake) on Monday, Sept. 18

Four short years ago, our favorite local brewery launched with a bold business model: for every beer they sell, South Bend Brew Werks donates a portion of the proceeds to a local community partner. NRC is proud to be one of the community partners SBBW has supported through the years, so please help us congratulate (and thank) them for four great years of building a stronger community, one brew at a time. NRC will be on hand to share more about how we work to make South Bend neighborhoods stronger. And we’ll bring cake.  

Community Partners Night at SBBW
Monday, Sept. 18
Cake cutting and check presentation
6:00 p.m.
South Bend Brew Werks, 216 S. Michigan

Free workshops on Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) coming soon

For community organizers, “ABCD” spells successful change from within

Save the date! NRC and IU South Bend are teaming up to bring you more Neighborhood Leadership Academy workshops, this time a three-part series on Asset-Based Community Development (“ABCD” for short).

Widely regarded as a leading method of improving communities and neighborhoods, ABCD encourages community organizers to start with what they have instead of what they need. Rather than turning to outsiders for help, ABCD principles empower neighbors to make change from within by identifying assets and making connections between them. Mark your calendars and join us to learn more! Co-presented by the IU South Bend American Democracy Project’s Civic Leadership Academy and NRC.

Wednesdays, Nov. 1, 8, and 15, 2017
6:30-8:00 p.m. each day
IUSB (location TBD)

Free lecture offered on small scale development

Are you interested in learning more about how you could become a small real estate developer for a project in your neighborhood? Small developments may be small, but that doesn’t mean they’re easier to get financed and approved -- especially for the novice. Join us for this NRC-cosponsored program to learn how you can become an implementer of the development projects that are missing in your community. See Facebook event.

  • September 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm
  • St. Joseph County Library, Colfax Auditorium
  • 304 Southeast Main Street South Bend, IN 46601

To NRC’s community partners: thank you!

NRC is working hard to help South Bend residents make their neighborhoods stronger. Thankfully, we have some fantastic supporters on our team.

As always, thanks to South Bend Brew Werks for their continued support of NRC though the Beer4Good program. And ‘cheers’ to all you connoisseurs of tasty brews for dropping those bottlecaps in the NRC jar.

Thank you, Neighborhood Leadership Academy Partners!

Also thanks to the partners helping us bring the 2017 Neighborhood Leadership Academy to you: West Side Wednesday, American National University, the City of South Bend, Express Press, and:
  • Jim McKinnies
  • The Sylvester and Tessie Kaminski Foundation 
  • The Bruce G. and Mary A. Robert Family Foundation
Calendar of Events
  • Know Your Neighbors Block Party, Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association, Sept. 9, New Park on Cottage Grove, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – (rain or shine)
  • Getting to Know Your Neighbors, Southeast Organized Area Residents (SOAR), Sept. 16, Southeast Neighborhood Park, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
South Bend Common Council Meetings
St. Joseph County Council Meetings

More calendar events
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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