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2019 Collaborative Spirit Awardee

The Far Eastside Community Council (FECC), founded by and is led by Far Eastside residents, worked with Community Alliance of the Far Eastside (CAFE) and many neighbors to plan and execute the Far Eastside Festival, held in May, 2019. The Festival was a community celebration event that combined fun, relationship building and information sharing that highlighted resources, services, and local vendors in the Far Eastside community.

With close to ten sponsors and 50+ resources and services vendors, the Festival has begun to unite the organizations, businesses, residents and neighborhoods in the Far Eastside community. The Festival helped create and strengthen many relationships, inspired the community’s first Food Truck Friday, and will be an annual community event. Because of the support of CAFE and members of Public Allies Indianapolis, a structure and plan was developed that can be used in the future, and replicated by other neighborhoods.

Previous Award Winners

To see a listing of all previous Collaborative Spirit Awardees, including seven NUSA awardees in 2007, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, please click here.