Little Taste of Peace, NRC's Trivia Around the Bend fundraiser, Neighborhood Roundtable, Ganey Seed Grants and more!

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 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 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 still taking applications! 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

NRC Community Partner Corner

The NRC is proud to again sponsor this year's Little Taste of Peace, an annual opportunity for conversation rooted in the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The public is invited to this free event, but be sure to RSPV online at this link. That's at 6:30 p.m. on January 14, check the flyer for details!

South Bend Neighborhood Spotlight

Reynaldo from Indiana

That's Rey Hernandez, an active member of Monroe Park Neighborhood Association who is highly visible as a community activist and commits so much of his time to other worthy causes and community groups too. Rey attends many of our Neighborhood Leadership Roundtable meetings, held quarterly across the city.

The NRC is extending an invitation to anyone actively involved on neighborhood issues and organizing, who would like to join the group, to contact us at The next NRC Roundtable, which is planned by invitation, will be held on March 30. Let us know if you want to join us! For our existing neighborhood association leaders, please let NRC know if you have any monthly meeting time or leadership changes so we can update our information.

NRC Neighborhood Toolbox Tip

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.

Sustainability in South Bend Neighborhoods

Start the new year off with a commitment to a resilient community, and join Green Drinks at their monthly meeting! That's from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on January 17 at The General, 609 E. Jefferson Blvd. Everyone's welcome at this social gathering centered around sustainability, and sharing ideas among new friends and old. 

See 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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