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Near Eastside Neighborhood Summit

A very huge Thank You! to all of you who made it out for a packed meeting.  In all, there were about 80 people at the meeting and we got a lot of work done.

You will find the meeting minutes here:  Near Eastside Neighborhood Summit Meeting Minutes 9/5/13

If you are interested in joining one of the taskforces that were formed at the meeting, please contact Megan Fetter 808-2336 or to join up.

Taskforces formed:

  • NoBO Energy Taskforce
  • Re-Entry Taskforce
  • Education Taskforce
  • Diversity Taskforce

Stay tuned for more information about the next meeting December 12, 2013 6:30 – 8pm Otterbein United Methodist Church.

Homesteading in the City II

iad homesteading

Learning about the Affordable Care Act Workshop

Immigrant welcome center

Pogue’s Run & Deep Rock Tunnel video

Please see the link below for a video completed by IUPUI Students on how Pogue’s Run got its name, why Pogue’s Run got buried and many other aspects of the waterway and parks.

Welcoming Week Indianapolis

Please see the letter below from Sarah Johnson, Co-Coordinator for Welcoming Indianapolis

Dear Friend of Welcoming Indianapolis:

 National Welcoming Week (Sept. 14-22) is quickly approaching, and we would greatly appreciate it if you would share the week’s information with your organizations, friends, families, etc. A lot of great events are happening throughout the city, and we want to be sure people take advantage of them! Please see below for an example of how you can talk about Welcoming Week on your Facebook page, on your website, and in an e-mail—feel free to copy and paste! Please contact Sarah at or 317.223.0933 for questions! If you would like hard copies of the activity guide, please contact Sarah.


Sarah Johnson

Co-Coordinator, Welcoming Indianapolis

About Welcoming Indianapolis and Welcoming Week

“Welcoming Indianapolis is a city-wide initiative and a project of the Immigrant Welcome Center. As an affiliate of Welcoming America, Welcoming Indianapolis shares a common goal of promoting mutual respect and cooperation between foreign-born and U.S.-born Americans.

Welcoming Indianapolis is taking part in National Welcoming Week, September 14-22, an imitative of Welcoming America that aims to build meaningful connections and a spirit of unity between U.S. and foreign-born Americans. During Welcoming Week, events will be hosted by Welcoming America affiliates and partners across the U.S. More than 15 Welcoming Week events are scheduled to take place in Indianapolis! See the Welcoming Week Activity Guide or visit,,or for more information!”

PDF:   Welcoming Week Activity Guide

Welcoming Week Restaurant CouponHarvest Celebration

Mark your Calendar!

Harvest Celebration, presented by Indianapolis Power & Light Company, will take place on Saturday, November 9 at Marian, Inc. beginning at 6:30 p.m. Let’s celebrate the ways we inspire, improve, and thrive together.

Learn more about becoming a sponsor today!




Neighborhood Meetings

9/10 –

Rivoli Park (formerly RMS10)     6:30pm     941 N. Gray St.

Springdale      6:30pm     John H. Boner Community Center

9/12 –

Arsenal Heights      6pm    Damien Center

9/16 –

Englewood       6pm      East Washington Branch Library

9/17 –

Spades Park      6pm      Spades Park Branch Library

Little Flower      7pm      Little Flower Catholic School

9/18 –

Windsor Park     6pm     Spades Park Branch Library

Fletcher-Lippencott   6:30pm      Brookside Community Center

9/19 –

Emerson Heights     6:45pm      Wallace St. Evangelical Church

Grace Tuxedo      6:30pm     Tuxedo Baptist Church



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