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IEPZ-100For the past 10 years, IndyEast residents, major institutions and community partners have worked together to create a new story for our neighborhood. We have moved our community forward according to the ambitious, resident-created Quality of Life Plan. We are strong, organized and uniquely prepared to grow our neighborhood over the next decade. Together and with commitments from all levels of the City of Indianapolis, we are ready to invest the time, efforts and resources to fulfill our Promises.


Check Out Our Latest Newsletters and Updates:

IndyEast Promise Zone Baseline Report

IndyEast Promise Zone 2020 Data Update

COVID-19 Special Newsletter

General Newsletter – September 2020

Grants Newsletter – October 2020


U.S. Small Business Administration Continues Support of BOI’s REDi Program with PRIME Grant

Business Ownership Initiative (BOI) received $200,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Program for Investment in Micro-entrepreneurs (PRIME), supporting their Re-Entry Entrepreneurship Development Initiative (REDi). PRIME grants support economic development by providing technical assistance to organizations that encourage training and education to build, expand, and sustain small businesses with special emphasis placed on organizations that assist businesses in disadvantaged […]

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U.S. EDA Supports Accelerator Project Development in Twin Aire

  (photo courtesy of Twin Aire Neighborhood Coalition) Southeast Neighborhood Development (SEND) received $45,000 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to conduct a small business incubator and accelerator feasibility study at the previous Citizens Energy Coke Plant, a 140-acre parcel in the Twin Aire Neighborhood Corporation (TANC), a neighborhood in SEND and within the IndyEast Promise Zone. The new […]

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Healthy Harvest on 10th Offers Second Chance Farmers Program in Eastside

(photo courtesy of Brandywine Creek Farms) Over the past several years grocery stores have exited the Near Eastside for a variety of reasons, but in late 2019, Healthy Harvest Market came into the community with a goal in mind to open a grocery store that provides high quality food at affordable prices. After operating for several months, the market realized […]

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National Coalition of Promise Zones Partners with Federal Agencies in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

National Coalition of Promise Zones, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Liaisons, hosted the first annual National Coalition of Promise Zones 2020 Federal Convening, a virtual series of 16 presentations from federal agencies, change agents, and community leaders across the United States sharing resources and best practices on place-based community development. Some workplaces […]

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Box Factory Development Near Completion Along North Mass Corridor

(photo courtesy of Indiana Business Journal) Stenz Construction Corporation in November 2016 bought the previous U.S. Corrugated-Fibre Box Company (predecessor to LDI Ltd.) on 1411 Roosevelt Avenue, just north of the Circle City Industrial Complex. Now called The Box Factory, the gargantuan building is 140,000 square feet and will include offices, an indoor recreation facility, and retail space. The project […]

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The Union – A Unique and Innovative Place to Call Home in the Eastside

Three years ago, the John Boner Neighborhood Center asked the Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School, “what their biggest barrier for students was, and what they could do to provide them support?” “Student mobility has been a challenge Thomas Gregg staff has faced each year” replied Ross Pippin, Executive Director of Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School, a nonprofit organization within the IPS innovation […]

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RecycleForce Receives $4 million Pathway Home Grant from U.S. Department of Labor

“Reducing recidivism is tied to a meaningful job. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration recognizes the dignity of work, especially for the forgotten men and women of America,” said Assistant Secretary of Employment and Training John Pallasch. With this commitment, the U.S. Department of Labor distributed $64,395,062 in Pathway Home grants to 20 recipients in 15 states […]

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National Coalition of Promise Zones 2020 Federal Convening

From August 20th to September 3rd, IndyEast Promise Zone partners are invited to connect with federal agencies and organizations from across the country, sharing resources and best practices on place-based collective community development at the first annual National Coalition of Promise Zones Federal Convening. This convening is a virtual series of workshops, covering a wide array of topics and information […]

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NEAR and Shepherd Open the New Minnie Hartmann Childcare Center, an Accumulation of 6 Years of Planning

Near East Area Renewal (NEAR) and Shepherd Community Center celebrated the opening of the childcare portion of the Minnie Hartmann Childcare Center, part of a project that was an accumulation of six years of planning. The former IPS School #78, the now Minnie Hartmann Center is an intergenerational shared site with a new full-day childcare center, as well as 64 […]

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New Eastside Public Library in Martingdale-Brightwood

We are excited to announce the new opening of the Martingdale-Brightwood Public Library. This new building will replace the Brightwood Branch across the street, which has served the community since 1972. Located at 2434 N. Sherman Drive, the 15,000 square feet library hopes to increase “access to lifelong learning and mental recreation for neighbors of all ages,” said Amina Pierson […]

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