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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.


Indianapolis Promise Zone Completes Year One

Special Press Conference IndyEast Promise Zone Completes Year One


IPS Board Approves Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School

Last night the IPS School Board approved the contract for Thomas Gregg Elementary School 15 to become a neighborhood-led Innovation School. Neighbors, leaders, parents, and staff, have been meeting and planning – at neighborhood summits and dialogue sessions – for hours and weeks and months to create and organize the best possible education plan for School 15. Thomas Gregg Neighborhood […]

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Near Eastside Business Survey

Are you a business owner on the Near Eastside? Complete this survey created by Near East Area Renewal so they can know how to better serve you and your business’ needs. The goal of the survey is to collect information from businesses about needed assistance, collect information about the business’ customer base, and gain a basic understanding of business stability on the […]

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Neidhammer Launches Cowork Studio

Neidhammer Coffee Co., located on E Washington St., finished renovating the second and third floor of their building and opened their Cowork Studio and event space. The three story building, est. 1900, survived a tornado and a roof collapse and used to be home to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF), a drugstore, a salvage shop, and more. The second […]

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A Bit of History: Golden Ace Inn

Help us in recognizing some of Indianapolis’ Near Eastside historic businesses. These businesses shed light on the stories of former neighborhood residents, entrepreneurs, immigrants, and industries home to the Near Eastside. In search of a St Patrick’s Day celebration? Hit-up the historic, Near Eastside McGinley’s Golden Ace Inn for one of the top 8 St. Patrick’s Celebrations in the world […]

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Indy Voters Approve Transit Funding

On November 8 of 2016, Marion County voters approved an  income tax, up to 0.25%, dedicated to funding an improved public transportation system in Marion County. The new revenue will fund operational expenses and other costs outlined in the Marion County Transit Plan. The final decision now moves to the Indianapolis City-County Council. Once approved, IndyGo will proceed with implementation, planning, […]

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IPS Board Approves Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School

Last night the IPS School Board approved the contract for Thomas Gregg Elementary School 15 to become a neighborhood-led Innovation School. Neighbors, leaders, parents, and staff, have been meeting and planning – at neighborhood summits and dialogue sessions – for hours and weeks and months to create and organize the best possible education plan for School 15. Thomas Gregg Neighborhood […]

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Indianapolis Promise Zone Completes Year One

Indianapolis Promise Zone Completes Year One Special Press Conference How has the IndyEast Promise Zone made an impact not only for the Near Eastside but for the City of Indianapolis? Find out Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Ash & Elm Cider Co., located at 2104 East Washington Street. IndyEast Promise Zone Completes Year One

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Creative Placemaking Grants 2017

Washington, DC—Creative placemaking is increasingly a tool of choice for those working to forge solutions to community development challenges. As one of the leaders in the creative placemaking field, the National Endowment for the Arts announces its latest round of funding through its signature creative placemaking program, Our Town. The NEA will award $4.3 million in grants to fund 64 […]

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Professional Development for Staff and Volunteers in The Promise Zone

Professional Development for Staff and Volunteers in The Promise Zone The Promise Zone and Indy’s Near Eastside have some ambitious and exciting goals for the next several years. The International Coach Federation will help you meet them with FREE professional development and 3 hours of one-on-one coaching. This opportunity is available to anyone working or volunteering in a Near Eastside nonprofit. […]

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Indianapolis among eight new Promise Zone sites

ST. LOUIS — Six metropolitan areas, one rural region and one tribal community have been designated as Promise Zones under an Obama administration program that seeks to revitalize high-poverty communities. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian …

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