Rabble Coffee and Proverbial Grounds

A Near Eastside Partnership with Results Businesses are opening and entrepreneurship is on the rise in the IndyEast Promise Zone. The Buy IndyEast Promise Zone goal states that, “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.” Rabble Coffee began […]

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Hoosier Farmers Market Association, Inc. Wins Farmers Market Promotion Program Grant

The Hoosier Farmers Market Association (HFMA) was one of 52 organizations nationwide to be awarded a U.S. Department of Agriculture Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) grant in September 2017 for their Growing Indiana Markets Initiative. Totaling nearly $500,000, this award significantly increases Indiana farmers and farmers’ markets capacities to reach audiences interested in local products. The HFMA was able to […]

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KeyBank Foundation Provides Support for Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership® (INHP) Stabilization Repairs Program

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an increasingly important aspect of philanthropic investment in the nonprofit and for-profit business sectors these days. For the nonprofit sector, CSR presents an opportunity to tap into a source of funding with the potential to receive major gifts, expose new people to one’s mission and organization, and develop relationships to increase sustainability. From the for […]

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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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