Who We Are
The Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center (INRC) offers training and technical assistance to help grassroots neighborhood organizations address issues that impact the quality of life in their neighborhoods. Established in 1994 as a private, not-for-profit organization, INRC provides support and resources to neighborhood-based organizations to strengthen, develop and empower neighborhoods.
Building Communities From The Inside Out
Using the principles of Asset Based Community Development (ABCD), INRC supports residents and other stakeholders as they build community upon the strength of their neighborhood. Through training sessions, the provision of technical assistance, and individual coaching, INRC supports neighborhood-based organizations as they map their community’s assets and mobilize its capacities. Through this work, grassroots community leaders are creating and strengthening institutions, relationships and processes that support healthy, viable and sustainable communities.
Who We Work With
INRC works directly with neighborhood-based organizations throughout Marion County, including neighborhood associations, homeowners’ associations, community development corporations, faith-based organizations and other not-for-profit groups.
How We’re Funded
INRC is a United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) Partner Agency. In addition to receiving community support through the United Way of Central Indiana, INRC receives support from a variety of private and public funders, including: Lilly Endowment Inc., The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF Affiliate, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Clarian Health Partners, Inc., the City of Indianapolis/ Department of Metropolitan Development/U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. INRC also receives support from several individual and corporate partners.
What We Offer
INRC offers a variety of projects and programs, designed to support resident leaders and engage Indianapolis neighborhood-based organizations. Examples include:
- Study Circles. Study Circles consist of neighborhood-based, small group discussions aimed at developing innovative strategies to strengthen families and neighborhoods.
- Technical Assistance. To meet the specific needs of neighborhood groups, INRC provides ABCD assessments and offers customized technical assistance including referrals, planning, project consultation, coaching and meeting facilitation.
- Indianapolis Community Building Institute (ICBI). A progressive 3-track curriculum, ICBI is an intensive, experiential program that explores ideas and develops practical skills necessary for effective neighborhood leaders.
- Site-Based Training. INRC offers site-based training sessions, bringing resources to neighborhoods to help residents develop the skills they need to lead and create positive change. With specialized sessions on topics such as Community Building Tools, Asset Mapping, Building Strong Networks and Collaboration, Board Governance, access to city services and strategic planning, INRC offers a wide range of opportunities depending on your neighborhood’s priorities.