Date(s) - 10/12/2013
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
What is Neighbor Power?
Neighbor Power is YOU!
There’s been a quiet revolution going on in neighborhoods around Indianapolis. People from a wide range of groups- neighborhood associations, businesses, schools, churches and more- have been meeting in their own neighborhoods and making plans for revitalization and growth. They’ve been addressing not only brick-and-mortar projects, but also topics such as community health, safety, education, environment and employment. They’ve taken stock of their resources and envisioned what their neighborhoods could become by working together and making their neighborhoods better places to live, work, visit and raise a family.
The Neighbor Power! gathering celebrated the great efforts made through the Great Indy Neighborhoods Initiatives (GINI)and provided opportunities to share new ideas. GINI was created to focus investment activity in neighborhoods that desire to be a better place. It has helped stakeholders get organized and involved in the areas, decide on priorities and act on their plans to drive meaningful change.
LISC founded Neighbor Power! in 2009 with the help of a myriad of volunteers. Over 250 community members and neighborhood residents from across Indianapolis attended the first annual Neighbor Power! gathering on October 16-17, 2009 for one common goal – action. Neighborpowerindy.org was created to give neighbors access to materials and information presented at the conference and to serve as a networking tool for individuals wishing to continue conversations, spread the word about community events, and help develop future Neighbor Power! gatherings. Moving forward, LISC, Making Connections Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center and the Indianapolis Coalition for Neighbohood Development are working together with neighbors to provide access to materials and information presented at the conference, support networking tools for individuals wishing to continue conversations, and develop future Neighbor Power! gatherings.