Near Eastside Story Slam
The latest Story Slam is happening THIS Friday night at Tin Comet Coffee!
School Starts August 4th
IPS OPEN ENROLLMENT MAKES SIGNING UP FOR SCHOOL EASY
The start of school is fast approaching, and we’re excited to be welcoming both new and returning families to Indianapolis Public Schools. Students and families, here’s what you need to know to make your enrollment process easy.
Keep these dates and times in mind:
LA INSCRIPCIÓN ABIERTA DE IPS HACE LA SUSCRIPCIÓN PARA LA ESCUELA MÁS FÁCIL
El comienzo del año escolar se acerca rápidamente y estamos muy emocionados de dar la bienvenida tanto a las familias nuevas como a las familias que regresan a las Escuelas Públicas de Indianápolis. Estudiantes y familias, esto es lo que usted necesita saber para hacer su proceso de inscripción más fácil.
Mantega estas fechas y horas en su mente:
LISC Small Business Loans
LISC is now able to provide loans to small businesses owners, veteran-owned enterprises and businesses locating in under served neighborhoods. Through the Community Advantage program, LISC will administer loans up to $250,000 to finance working capital, inventory, equipment, business acquisition, real estate development and tenant improvements that help small businesses thrive. Created by the U.S. Small Business Administration to spark the growth of businesses in under served areas, LISC is one of a few lenders with a national license to offer loans via Community Advantage.
LISC is collaborating with its investment affiliate, the New Markets Support Company (NMSC) to provide small business loans. Applications will be accepted by LISC’s NMSC throughout the Greater Indianapolis area. NMSC has provided over $700 million of commercial loans and investments to distressed urban and rural communities.
LISC Indianapolis has already administered loans through its New Markets Support Corporation subsidiary including the conversion of The Foundry building in Indianapolis, now home to a real estate firm, an internet car dealership and a cafe. [HOTLINK to The Foundry Article? Insert picture]. Learn about the LISC Small Business Loans by contacting Mary Los, Vice President of Small Business Lending – firstname.lastname@example.org / 312 697-6152 or Rachel McIntosh at email@example.com or (317) 454-8488 to learn more about LISC’s SBA lending.
More information about LISC can be found on their website – http://www.liscindianapolis.org
Paramount School of Excellence – KaBOOM! Event
Nathan’s Famous is on a nationwide mobile tour which will incorporate promotion of the KaBOOM! mission and goals along the way.
· Date: Tuesday, July 22 from 12:00-2:00pm
· Play Day: Nathan’s Famous will host a “play day” on PSOE’s campus and would love to invite your summer students, families, and community members to attend. The “festival” type play day will include carnival games, food tastings, giveaways and more all provided by Nathan’s Famous.
· NASCAR: Nathan’s Famous will be donating sets of four tickets to four children and their families to attend the NASCAR race on the 27th.
Englewood Community Cleanup Day
Community Cleanup THIS Saturday! Neighbors will meet at Englewood Church parking lot at 57 N. Rural in the parking lot and walk to the site of the proposed Oxford Place Senior Apartments. The cleanup will run until around noon.
Foundation East BoxaBonanza
BoxaBanza Neighborhood partners will be notified by August 4th regarding their acceptance.
If selected as a neighborhood partner, Foundation East will coordinate work between area artists, the Indianapolis Department of Public Works, and other community organizations to transform the traffic signal boxes within your neighborhood into place making works of public art. Foundation East will also work to provide the funding and materials needed for the painting of traffic signal boxes within your neighborhood.
Please read through the following information to learn more about BoxaBanza. (Note: if you are super antsy and just want to get to the application, click your way through to Page 3).
Ralph Waldo Emerson School #58 New Student Registration
Ralph Waldo Emerson School 58 is having Student Registration
July 21st through July 30th from 9:00 to Noon, and from 1:00 to 3:00.
Please remember that you are required to bring the following documents with you to enroll a child:
Original birth certificate (no photocopies)
Proof of residence: a current utility bill or lease with the family’s address printed on it
Picture ID for the guardian enrolling a student
If you do need to update your student’s immunization, you can take advantage of free immunizations offered at the Back-to-School Family Day on Saturday, July 26, at the Marion County Public Health Department at 3838 North Rural.
On Sat. August 2nd there will be a Back to School Event for parents and students in the gym from 10:00 to 11:30.
Caulk of the Town – NEAR
We now have Caulk of the Town sign-up forms (for individuals and teams) on our website. Now is the time to put together a volunteer team from your work, neighborhood, friends, or church for this October 25 event. Now is also the time to encourage others to join with us in this community weatherizaton event. Here is the link: http://www.nearindy.org/projects/caulk-of-the-town We are also still welcoming sponsoring organizations; if you or yours would like to sponsor, please let us know.
Near East Open Doors Tour
Neighborhood Home Tour Opens Doors to Homeownership
Saturday, August 16
11am – 3pm
East 10th St. & Dorman St.
If you’ve ever wanted to see inside the historic homes or the shiny new contemporary houses going up around the Near Eastside, now’s your chance.
Next month, NEAR is partnering with a cluster of local developers to host the first ever Near East Open Doors Tour—a tour of Near Eastside homes that span the spectrum of pricing, neighborhoods, and styles. We’re out to prove that—historic or modern, affordable or affluent—the Near Eastside has homes for anyone looking to settle in a great community near downtown, near developing trails, wooded urban parks, interesting shops and eateries, and robust educational options.
But don’t feel like you have to be in the market for a new house to join the fun. Anyone is welcome to see all the great homes and experience the community the Near Eastside offers.
More info here: http://www.nearindy.org/near-east-open-doors-tour/
The Neighborhood Project
How is your neighborhood changing?
Is there a story in your neighborhood waiting to be told?
This is your opportunity to help shape news coverage of the place you live.
My name is Andrea Muraskin, and I’m a freelance journalist. I’m working with 90.1 WFYI News on a new initiative we’re calling the Neighborhood Project. We’re using the PIN to learn about changes in Indianapolis neighborhoods from the people who make this city their home.
In the questionaire below, we’re looking for trends, concerns and points of pride. Most of all, we want to know about changes: good, bad, and in between. After submitting your answers, you may be contacted for more information and perhaps an interview.
Stories generated by this project will air on 90.1 FM and be shared on wfyi.org and via social media. We can take comments until August 31, 2014.
Contact information you share on this form may be used by WFYI and other news organizations that are members of the PIN to contact you with future queries. It will not be used for advertising or fundraising purposes.
Thank you for your input!
IMPD Community Day – New Date!
Feast of Lanterns Volunteers
If you would like to sign up to be a volunteer for the Feast of Lanterns Festival happen August 23rd, please contact Megan Fetter firstname.lastname@example.org or 808-2336 for more info. You can also check the Feast Facebook page for more details as they come about. https://www.facebook.com/IndyFeast
Potential Volunteer Positions Available:
Sell Tickets for Food
Sound/Entertainment Liaison (all event position)
General Set up/Tear Down
Tent Liaison (all event position)
Neighborhood Meetings and Events
For more information about Neighborhood Meetings and NESCO Events – Please go to the NESCO website https://nescocommunity.org