Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership® (INHP) and John Boner Neighborhood Centers (JBNC) Team Up to bring Affordable Housing to the Near Eastside

One of the overarching goals of the IndyEast Promise Zone is to increase collaboration between organizations in order to implement projects together. When working together, organizations can increase the scale and sustainability of different projects and programs, as well as share the strengths of organizations to improve quality across the board. The award of $500,000 to the IndyEast Homes project […]

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Indianapolis Liederkranz Provides Cultural History and Entertainment to the Near Eastside

The first time I saw it, I nearly crashed doing a double take. Had I really just passed a German style half-timbered house on E. Washington Street? A second drive-by confirmed it. The Indianapolis Liederkranz building looks like it was teleported from Germany right into our neighborhood, tucked back from the street between two low-slung street front offices. It’s an […]

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Business Ownership Initiative Wins Second Year of Funding for REDi Program

Business Ownership Initiative (BOI) received a Program for Investment in Micro-entrepreneurs (PRIME) grant from the Small Business Administration for the second year in a row to continue the development of its Reentry Entrepreneurship Development Initiative (REDi). REDi, which leveraged the IndyEast Promise Zone for funding, is a program designed for folks with a criminal history, both pre-release and post-release. The […]

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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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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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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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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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