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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


Near East Area Renewal Celebrates 100 Homes

            On Monday, September 18, Near East Area Renewal (NEAR) held a press conference emceed by NEAR Executive Director John Franklin Hay that brought Mayor Joe Hogsett, State Rep. Dan Forestal, James Taylor (CEO of the John Boner Neighborhood Center), John Hall from Housing and Urban Development, and Lacy DuBois, Agency Vice President at State Farm, to a small block […]

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Raiders of the Lost Antiques Brings People to Near Eastside Shops

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ANTIQUES BRINGS HUNDREDS TO PROMISE ZONE SHOPS One of the IndyEast Promise Zone Goals is economic development (“Buy IndyEast”). It goes like this: “We promise to create healthy commercial corridors that provide desirable neighborhood goods, services, and amenities that serve our residents and become a regional destination for shopping, dining, and recreation.” That promise comes out […]

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Ecological Scavenger Hunt

Reconnecting to Our Waterways (ROW) is hosting a Nature Play Day Ecological Scavenger Hunt on Sunday June 11th from 2-4pm at Pogue’s Run Art & Nature Park, 2300 N Dequincy St. Follow the link for more information:  http://owl.li/9nTE30bWs89.

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The Near Eastsides Very Own Auto History

We’re only 8 days away from the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500. While it’s well known around the world that Indy is a racing town, there is an abundance of racing history located on the Near Eastside and in the Promise Zone. Circle City Industrial Complex The Circle City Industrial Complex, or locally known as CCIC or “Big Blue”, is […]

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Roche Annual Day of Service

Pogue’s Run Art & Nature Park will receive a makeover this Friday, May 5, with the help of more than 200 Roche Diagnostics (Roche) employees as part of its annual Day of Service event with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB). This year volunteers will be working in the Pogue’s Run Art and Nature Park to plant 100 trees—and sprucing up […]

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Near East Area Renewal Celebrates 100 Homes

            On Monday, September 18, Near East Area Renewal (NEAR) held a press conference emceed by NEAR Executive Director John Franklin Hay that brought Mayor Joe Hogsett, State Rep. Dan Forestal, James Taylor (CEO of the John Boner Neighborhood Center), John Hall from Housing and Urban Development, and Lacy DuBois, Agency Vice President at State Farm, to a small block […]

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Arts Council of Indianapolis receives NEA Grant

Arts Council of Indianapolis receives NEA Grant for arts-based Community Development Investment in Indianapolis’ neighborhoods.   Indianapolis, IN— The Arts Council of Indianapolis has been awarded a $50,000 Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a program aimed at crime prevention and public safety for the Near Eastside.  The award is one of 89 announced […]

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I Am Ubuntu Events

I Am Ubuntu, the IndyEast Diversity & Inclusion task force, is hosting two events in the middle of June.   June 16th: Community screening of the movie “13th” followed by a panel discussion. Located at Brookside Community Church (1035 Olney St) FREE!     June 17th:  Reentry Expo, 11am – 2pm, at Englewood Christian Church (57 N Rural St). The goal […]

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HUD Grant Writing Training

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in partnership with the IndyEast Promise Zone will be hosting a FREE Capacity Building/Grant-Writing Training at University of Indianapolis (1400 E Hanna Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46227) on Wednesday May 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The training will focus on strategies to enhance community and organizational development and the art of successful […]

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Career Opportunity at Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School

Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School is hosting a career opportunity open house May 9th from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the school. At this open house we will hear about the various career opportunities from the 2017-2018 school year. To know more, contact careers@thomasgregg.org. Available positions include, K-6 teachers, Art, ESL, Media/Technology, Music, and more! RSVP by Monday May 8th.

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