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Neighbor Power Indy

A Gathering to Inspire, Engage and Celebrate our Neighborhoods

Thank you for joining us in a day of fun, interactive neighbor-led workshops, & neighborhood storytelling!

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Convened by INRC, in partnership with the City of Indianapolis, Neighbor Power Indy brings together hundreds of neighborhood residents, community leaders, business owners, nonprofits, corporate partners, government staff and elected officials from all over Indianapolis! Neighbor Power is FREE and lunch is included. You must register to attend. This year's theme was "Won't You Be My Neighbor? Celebrating Diverse and Inclusive Communities."

Want to know more about Neighbor Power Indy? Contact us!
Ashlee Weaver
Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center
317.920.0330 x 309
aweaver@inrc.org

2018 Gathering

The 7th annual Neighbor Power Indy, co-chaired by Nancy Silvers Rogers, Eastern Star Church, and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, was held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Marian University. This year's theme was: Won’t you Be My Neighbor? Celebrating Diverse and Inclusive Communities. Neighbor Power Indy is a fast paced day of interactive resident-led workshops, neighborhood storytelling and a neighborhood awards ceremony. Convened by the Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center (INRC), in partnership with the City of Indianapolis, this annual event draws neighbors, community leaders, business owners, nonprofits, corporate partners, and elected government officials.

2018 Workshops

  • The Battle to Preserve Crown Hill Cemetery's North Woods
  • Mental Health in the Community
  • Bringing People Together Through Language and Culture 
  • Abundance through Allyship & Servant Leadership
  • Looking Within: Finding and Building on Local Talents in Northwest/Flanner House Area
  • Improving your Neighborhood through Community Policing
  • Indy WalkWays: Engaging Community Partners to Improve Pedestrian Safety  
  • Transforming Crooked Creek over the Decades
  • Indy's Journey to Digital Readiness
  • Indy Vitals 
  • Developing Grassroots Maternal and Child Health Leaders  
  • Celebrating Diversity in Interfaith Communities
  • Civic Dialogue & Holding Questions versus Having Answers 
  • Street Fest and You: How to Build Community through Events
  • Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
  • The People’s Planning Academy Presents: Inclusive Engagement for Community Planning
  • Good Food Connections: Improving Food Access through Neighbor-Driven Collaboration
  • Using Outside Resources to Further Neighborhood Goals    
  • Neighbor Tales
  • Encourage Diversity and Inclusion in your Neighborhood by Engaging a variety of populations

2018 Neighbor Power Indy Award Winners

The Connecting Community Award: This award is given to an institution, organization, or group of people that exemplify leadership, collaboration, and vision in their work to improve services, education, or cultural aspects of the quality of life in their neighborhoods. Previous awardees include the Irvington Development Organization's Streetscape Project that transformed their main neighborhood corridor into a more attractive, safe, and pedestrian friendly gateway, and last year’s awardee, Southeast Neighborhood Development (SEND) and their support of the Twin Aire Neighborhood Coalition.

WINNER: Haughville STRONG Neighborhood Association

Haughville STRONG is the result of a thoughtful and diverse group of residents and community partners putting community first. They continually find creative and intentional ways to engage neighbors in planning, setting goals, and developing an inclusive structure -- resulting in growing and diverse community engagement and leadership, as well as positive developments in their neighborhood.


The Inspiring Places Award: This award is given to an institution, organization, or group of people that exemplify leadership, collaboration, and vision in their work to improve safety, housing, or beautification aspects of the quality of life in their neighborhoods. Previous awardees have included Fuller Legacy Build and its collaboration and work to revitalize the 1200 block of St. Paul Street, Ransom Place Neighborhood Association for envisioning and developing Ransom Place Pocket Park.

WINNER: The Ross Foundation

The Ross Foundation was chosen for its Building Alternative Solutions In our Community (B.A.S.I.C.) Program, a neighborhood-based strategy to reduce crime in the 42nd and Post Road area by increasing social and community cohesion, and mobilizing residents to get involved in reducing crime in their neighborhood. The BASIC program boasts over 25 community advocates, 50+ volunteers, and partnerships with area apartment communities, IMPD and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, as well as a recent award of a Community Crime Prevention Grant from The Indianapolis Foundation.

The Building Local Economy Award: This award is given to an institution, organization, or group of people that exemplify leadership, collaboration, and vision in their work to improve business diversity or economic aspects of the quality of life in their neighborhoods. Previous awardees include Binford Redevelopment and Growth (BRAG) for their ongoing work to attract and support commercial revitalization around 71st Street and Binford Blvd., and last year’s awardee, Old Southside Neighborhood Association’s Property Showcase, an event that welcomed over 130 people and highlighted the many opportunities for living, working and commercial growth in the Old Southside.

WINNER: South Indy Quality of Life Plan

South Indy is an area that includes eight neighborhoods over an eight square mile area, and the plan has been a collaborative effort of residents, businesses, churches, educational institutions, community organizations, city leaders, and foundations. The South Indy Quality of Life action teams implemented many activities in 2017, including: hosting a job fair in collaboration with area businesses and service providers; promoting the Garfield Park Farmer’s Market’s SNAP program, resulting in a 50%+ increase in transactions and sales; creating the Madison Avenue Economic Revitalization Study RFP; and organizing 17 community-wide events at 12 SoIndy business/organization locations.

Read more about our previous award winners here.