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Deadline extended to August 10, 2018!

The 13th annual Collaborative Spirit Award celebrates unique, sustainable projects that demonstrate strong neighbor collaboration, leadership and community partnerships that enhance the quality of life in our community. Awarded projects will be neighbor- and neighborhood-initiated and driven, embracing the spirit of cooperation and grassroots leadership. 

A cash award will be presented to the awardee. INRC will nominate the 2018 Collaborative Spirit Awardee for national consideration at the May, 2019 Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA) conference to be held in Palm Springs, CA.
On June 28, we were pleased to celebrate the graduation of the 9th Class of Public Allies Indianapolis! As was shared at the event, Class 9 has been more than fine! This group of Allies has accomplished some great things over their terms of service. Together they have put in over 28,700 hours of service which has created a substantial impact on our community. This includes over 400 youth and community members trained on the dynamics of domestic violence and the importance of healthy relationships through an Ally’s service at Domestic Violence Network; two new lending libraries installed in the Crown Hill neighborhood; and new programming developed for the clients of Little Red Door Cancer Agency. We are proud of this and so much more that our Allies have accomplished. 

Graduation featured some great speakers. Maya Taylor, a PA alum, spoke on how the values embraced during Public Allies live on long after Presentations of Learning are over. Keynote speaker Kathy Souchet-Downey with the Office of Congressman André Carson shared the impact of her own AmeriCorps term and the need for all of us to continue to engage in our community in a variety of ways. The evening ended with the presentation of plaques for each Ally as they officially graduated. We know their journeys of service are not complete, and we look forward to seeing what this amazing group of now Public Allies alumni accomplishes next. 
Schools are starting and neighborhood safety is important for our young neighbors!
  • Be on the lookout for school zone signals and ALWAYS obey the speed limits.
  • When entering a school zone, be sure to slow down and obey all traffic laws.
  • Always stop for school buses that are loading or unloading children.
  • Watch out for school crossing guards and obey their signals.
  • Be aware of and watch out for children near schools, bus stops, sidewalks, in the streets, in school parking lots, etc.
  • Be aware of children on bikes or walking in the street.

Join us at our Fall Workshops!

September 19: Neighborhood Organizing
This course is a basic introduction to the tools used in neighborhood organizing, as outlined in INRC’s Organizer’s Workbook (each attendee will receive a copy of the INRC Organizer's Workbook).   

September 26: Intro to ABCD
ABCD focuses on how to organize people in communities, including effective use of existing community assets in neighborhoods.   Through a series of exercises that build community, participants learn how to reach out to neighbors, bring them together to address problems, work toward shared goals, and build strong and organized communities.

October 1: Appreciative Inquiry
In this course, we will look at a new way of using the power of positive questioning as an engagement tool and as a way to create energy for communities to move forward. 

Registration will open on August 1st! 

The Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center is entering our 25th year of serving Indianapolis neighborhoods and neighbors! 

INRC will be kicking off our 25th year with a wonderful evening at our 24th Annual Meeting
on September 24th!
Make sure to mark your calendars! 

I'll Donate to be the Spark!

Check out our Neighborhood Events page!
Find upcoming neighborhood events and Indy festival information for your summer planning!