IEPZ Updates

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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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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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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