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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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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Fair Housing Conference

The Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana’s 5th Annual Fair Housing Conference will be held on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at the Marriott East in Indianapolis from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. This year’s theme is No Hate in Our Neighborhood: How Fair Housing Laws Combat Hate and Promote Inclusion. Registration opens at 8:00 AM and the conference will begin at 9:00 AM. Keynote speakers: Ise Lyfe is […]

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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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