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Feast of Lanterns Volunteer Opportunities

Feast of Lanterns is fast approaching on August 24th and the team putting on the event is now looking for volunteers.  If you would like to participate (and get a cool t-shirt) click the link below and sign up.  Volunteer slots are in nice 1 hour (or less) sections.   Come on out for a great event and donate some of your time to help out with the event.  See you there!

To volunteer: http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/595497876068

Also, please remember that lantern making workshops are happening Monday & Wednesday nights every week until the Feast from 6 – 9pm at the Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center.  Please come out and help make lanterns which will be auctioned off to support NESCO.  All supplies & instructions are provided.  No experience necessary!

Near Eastside Resident Engagement Team

Just outside the heart of downtown Indianapolis, twenty-one different neighborhoods with roughly 30,000 residents form a community possessing the spirit and know-how to make the Near Eastside a great place to live, work, and play. The spirit of the Near Eastside community exists because of its strong sense of history combined with a dedication to community development.

Part of this dedication involves the Near Eastside Quality of Life Plan (the Plan), created in 2007 by neighbors for neighbors.  The John H. Boner Community Center, as the convening agency on the Plan, employs the Near Eastside Community Builder to work with the neighborhood and partner organizations.  The Community Builder focuses her work on the Plan, making connections between neighbors and partners, and engaging residents.

The Near Eastside Resident Engagement Team members will work with the Community Builder to encourage residents to voice their ideas and opinions about work happening in their neighborhood.  They will also engage residents to find out what work the residents would like to see done and how they might be willing to give of their time and energy.  Their time will be focused on organizing, marketing, social media, relationship building, and asset based community development.

Through this program team members will learn to:

  • Identify different approaches to organizing
  • Analyze tactics used by community organizers
  • Determine ways that residents can be involved in working in their own neighborhoods
  • Propose ways to address the challenges and opportunities of the Near Eastside, Indianapolis community

If you would like to learn more or sign up for this volunteer opportunity please follow the link below:


East 10th Street Live Music

Summer Concert flyerPlease note:  East 10th Street Civic Association has moved their open house to a later date to be determined.

Near Eastside Neighborhood Summit – Call for items

The next Neighborhood Summit will be held September 5, 2013.  If you have items, opportunities, or concerns that you’d like to have discussed at the Summit, please contact Megan Fetter mfetter@jhbcc.org or 808-2336.  Anyone who lives, works, or worships in the Near Eastside is welcome to submit ideas or attend the neighborhood summit to vote on the direction of the Near Eastside Quality of Life Plan.


Near Eastside Neighborhood Summit – Moderators

Would you like to help our neighborhood work on our Quality of Life Plan?  Contact Megan Fetter mfetter@jhbcc.org or 808-2336 to volunteer to be a Summit moderator.  Moderators are provided with training, materials, and support to lead a neighborhood summit as it works on its Quality of Life Plan.  If you’d like to volunteer, you can sign up for a summit happening within the next year.  However it works out with your schedule.  Volunteers will need to be present at the September 5, 2013 summit for approval by the community.

Wishard-Eskenazi Health Fair

Wishard-Eskenazi Health Hosts Annual Children’s Health Fair

Eskenazi Health Center Blackburn offers free back-to-school screenings and sports physicals

Summer vacation is now coming to an end for most children in Central Indiana. In fact, many schools are already back in session. Wishard-Eskenazi Health knows the importance of having regular medical checkups and screenings for children, and thus will once again be hosting its annual Eskenazi Health Center Blackburn Children’s Health Fair.

On Saturday, Aug. 10, Eskenazi Health Center Blackburn will conduct a free children’s health fair featuring sports physicals, immunizations and exciting children’s games. The annual Eskenazi Health Center Blackburn Children’s Health Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eskenazi Health Center Blackburn, 2700 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. in Indianapolis.

More Information http://www.wishard.edu/Modules/News/7-26-13-news

School Starting

Schools are starting in the next couple of weeks around the neighborhood.  Make sure to be on the lookout for buses and little ones running around!

Paramount School of Excellence

Dates to remember

~ School Tours every Friday at 10:00 AM

 July 8 – 25 – Summer School 12PM-4PM M,T,W,Th

August 6 – Back to School BBQ: 6-8PM

August 9 – Back to School Day

August 12 – First day of school for 2013-2014

More Information:  http://www.paramountindy.org/

3020 Nowland Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46201

PH: 317.775.6660
FX: 317.423.0569

IPSCheck with your child’s school for specific information on back to school events.

The first day of school for all IPS children will be Monday, August 5.  The first day will be a full day for all students.

Prior to August 5, parents and guardians should receive bus information from the District transportation office. Those with questions about transportation can call (317) 226-4500 for assistance.

Parents and guardians with questions about the school their child will attend can contact the Office of Student Assignment by calling (317) 226-4415.

More Information:  http://www.ips.k12.in.us/

Schools:  http://schools.ips.k12.in.us/

Back to School Information:  http://www.ips.k12.in.us/back-to-school/

The Oaks Academy Brookside

School starts on August 22nd.

The Oaks Academy, Brookside
3092 Brookside Parkway North Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46218

T 317 822 4900
F 317 822 4910

More information:  http://www.theoaksacademy.org/

Father Thomas Scecina Memorial High School

School Starts August 12

Calendar:  http://www.scecina.org/calendar1

More information:  http://www.scecina.org/

Scecina Memorial High School
5000 Nowland Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46201
Tel: 317.356.6377
Fax: 317.322.4287

St. Philip Neri Catholic School

First Day of School – August 12th

More Information:  http://www.stphilipindy.org/

Saint Philip Neri Catholic School
545 N. Eastern Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46201

317-636-0134 Phone

317-636-3231 Fax

Holy Cross Central School

First Day of School – August 12th

More Information:  http://holycrossschoolindy.org/

Holy Cross Central School
125 North Oriental Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

317-638-9068 Phone

317-638-0116 Fax

Little Flower Parish School

First Day of School – August 14th

School Website:  http://www.littleflowerparish.org/school/

Parish & School Calendar:  http://www.littleflowerparish.org/school/calendar-media/calendar/

INHP Dollars & Sense

Ideal for: ANYONE
Description:  Dollars & Sense provides an introduction to the basic principles of money management and budgeting to help you make the most of your income. You’ll learn:

  • how to develop effective short-term goals that help you reach your long-term goals
  • the key components to creating a budget
  • analyze and prioritize your spending

Enrollment fee: None

Class length
: 3 hours

Location: Classes are available online, at INHP’s Homeownership Center at Glendale or other locations as scheduled.

To register:  https://www.inhp.org/classes/Dollars–Sense

Bully Prevention Program


Neighborhood Meetings

8/1 –

Brookside    Centenary Church    6:30pm

8/5 –

Cottage Home    Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center    6pm

Willard Park      Woodruff Place Baptist Church    6:30pm

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