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South Bend Brew Werks’ celebrates 4 years with birthday party Sept. 21

Our favorite local brewpub is turning 4! NRC is proud to be a South Bend Brew Werks Community Partner, and we wouldn’t be where we are today without their (and your) ongoing support from the #Beer4Good program. Join SBBW, NRC, and the other Community Partners The Music Village and La Casa de Amistad to celebrate, have some cake, enjoy some live music under the marquee, and wish Steve and Michelle many more. Friday, Sept. 21, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at South Bend Brew Werks.

NLA Workshop: Alphabet Soup of Community Development

Interested in how neighborhood improvement programs are funded? Learn about Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts, what Community Development Corporations (CDCs) are and how they differ from neighborhood associations, and how federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds can benefit your local community.  Webpage  |  Facebook event  |  RSVP.

Save the Date: NRC’s “Trivia Around the Bend” scheduled for Nov. 16.
Mark your calendars: NRC’s annual Fall fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, November 16 at The Hall at St. Peter’s. “Trivia Around the Bend” will be an evening of fun and marginally useful facts about South Bend and other random topics. Advance tickets will go on sale September 17, and you’ll be able to sign up as an individual, a couple, or form a table of up to 8. The $10/person admission will support South Bend neighborhoods through the work of NRC. Watch for details!  

Small Scale Development Seminar and Boot Camp

Interested in being a small-scale developer? NRC is proud to again support the Small Scale Development Seminar and it's big brother, the Small Developer Boot Camp. The Boot Camp (Oct. 27-28) is a two-day program that connects would-be developers with seasoned small developers to help you get your project in shape. You'll make strategic design decisions, learn how to build a pro forma and assemble the pieces to attract investment. And best of all - you'll meet folks who can help. The Sept. 18 Seminar is a prerequisite for the Boot Camp, so if you're interested, don't delay. Details: Sept. Seminar  |  Oct. Boot Camp  |  See flyers

Neighborhood Updates:
Northeast neighborhood: Kelly Park Grand Opening today at 6:00 p.m.

NRC is proud to see the completion of the Kelly Park renovation. This project was conceived by the youth participants in NRC's Engaging Youth, Engaging Neighborhoods program under the direction of mentors Maria McKenna and Stuart Greene and carried out by the tireless work of community volunteers and partners including the Northeast Neighborhood Council, and South Bend Venues Parks & Arts. The park, located at 750 Howard St. will be dedicated today (Thursday) at 6:00 p.m. Facebook event.
Monroe Park: City to present Traffic Calming information tonight’s meeting

Attention all South Bend neighborhood organizations - the Monroe Park Neighborhood Association invites you to their September meeting tonight. The South Bend Streets Department will be their guest as they discuss 'Traffic Calming' measures and how they can help traffic issues. Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at That Church Downtown, 540 Carroll St.   Facebook event

River Park: Mayor Pete Buttigieg to speak at tonight’s meeting

River Park neighbors: Join RPNA for our September meeting and find out what's going on in our neighborhood. South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is our guest speaker this month. Facebook event
Northshore Triangle: visioning session tonight

Northshore Triangle Neighbors, your ideas are wanted!
  • What would make the Northshore Triangle Neighborhood better?
  • What skills or interests should be added to the NSTNA team?
  • Who are the leaders in the neighborhood?
Your neighborhood association will see a leadership transition soon, and NRC is co-hosting a visioning session to hear your input on what that transition should look like. Come help us brainstorm new possibilities at this informal visioning session. Sept. 13, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at NRC’s resource room, 115 N. William St.   Facebook event
Southeast Neighborhood: Family Picnic Sat., Sept. 22
Southeast neighborhood residents: Join your neighbors and S.O.A.R. (Southeast Organized Area Residents) on September 22, 2018 from 11AM-3PM at the Southeast Neighborhood Park for our 3rd annual Neighborhood Picnic! There will be free food, information on neighborhood happenings, and family-friendly fun. Look for NRC and our Block Party Toolkit yard games!
Near Northwest: 2018 Arts Cafe Sunday, Sept. 30

NRC is a proud supporter of this year's NNN Arts Cafe 2018. Arts Cafe is a celebration of arts, crafts, music, food, homes and neighbors. It's a neighborhood block party at the intersection of Portage and California, but so much more. Look forward to shopping, eating, hay rides, home tours, a costume contest, a Kids Zone, music, merriment and neighbors -- and look for NRC’s Block Party Toolkit yard games, too! Facebook event
City of South Bend Updates:
Mayor’s Night Out is Tuesday, Sept. 18

The next Mayor’s Night Out, featuring Mayor Pete Buttigieg and other city officials, will be held on Tuesday, September 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center. Residents are invited to come have a five-minute one-on-one conversation with the Mayor as well as City department heads and staff. Please call 311 for information. More details.
Code Enforcement reminds residents about tire disposal

Spare tires? Don’t dump them where they shouldn’t go! Last year, Code Enforcement collected over 7,000 improperly disposed tires throughout the city. Spare tires should be dropped off at St. Joseph County Hazardous Waste Disposal at 828 Kerr St. 8:30a-4:00p M-F, 8:00a-12:00p Sat. Let’s work together to keep our community clean!

Calendar of Events

Mark your calendar and watch for more details about these upcoming events
  • Sept. 22 - S.O.A.R. (Southeast Organized Area Residents) Neighborhood Picnic
  • Sept. 23 - Northshore Triangle Neighborhood Picnic
  • Sept. 30 - Near Northwest Neighborhood Arts Cafe

South Bend Common Council Meetings

St. Joseph County Council Meetings
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.